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Europe

Our International Desks cover Austria, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden), Portugal, South Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia), Switzerland, Israel and the CIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan).

Our lawyers together with selected local counsel provide an integrated bespoke solution for clients doing business in these countries.

We advise clients and international organisations, investors, banks, governments multi-lateral organisations, export credit agencies and non-profit organisations on transactions across these countries.

We provide a full-service to clients including advice on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, banking, microfinance and projects finance.

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News & insights

Publications: 23 JANUARY 2020

Equity capital markets: navigating the challenges of 2020

2019 was a challenging year for equity capital markets. Proceeds from IPOs fell by over 25% in the UK, and by more than 30% across Europe. A number of political and economic factors, which contributed to pricing uncertainty and market volatility, undoubtedly contributed to this reduction in activity. 

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 22 JANUARY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 10 January - 16 January 2020

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. 

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Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Brexit Podcast: The Brexit transition period - Business as usual for mainstream debt capital issuance for now

Unlike our previous Brexit podcast which focused on points relevant to a no-deal exit, this podcast covers the impact of the UK leaving the EU on 31 January with a deal and a transition period.

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Contractural penalties - an important resolution of the Supreme Court

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Contractural penalties - an important resolution of the Supreme Court

In its resolution dated 20 November 2019, the Supreme Court concluded that an agreement must not provide for a contractual penalty in the event a party rescinds such agreement due to the other party’s failure to perform its financial obligation towards it (III CZP 3/19). 

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Our global coverage

Click on the regions in the map below to find out more about the jurisdictions we cover across the world.

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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Global Experts and Markets

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Our Global Experts and Markets bring together lawyers from across Allen & Overy with significant experience of working on deals in key regions and markets – they support our clients with their business needs across any region by mobilising international teams as well as selecting and maintaining our ties with our chosen relationship law firms. As our network of relationship law firms has grown, we have committed to build an enduring bond that will bring value to them, us and ultimately to our clients.