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North America and Canada

The firm has extensive experience working throughout North America, led primarily from our offices in the U.S.

Our Latin America practice, which is led out of New York, works with Latin American clients and clients throughout the world on transactions and matters involving Mexico, South and Central America and Caribbean countries. Our lawyers together with selected local counsel provide an integrated customized solution for clients doing business in the region.

We advise banks, global organizations, funds, governments, export credit agencies and non-profit organizations on transactions across the region.

Our U.S. and Latin America practices have received impressive recognition in the regional Chambers Guides.

Our Canada practice acts as international counsel to leading Canadian pension funds, banks and corporates as they look outside of Canada for investment opportunities. We have supported them as they expand their horizons as well as working with our multi-national clients looking to do business in Canada.

Our global team consists of lawyers with an understanding and awareness of both international and Canadian markets and public and private sector expertise. See more information on our Canadian expertise here.

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News and insights

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Publications: 23 November 2023

Podcast: Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023 - perspectives part 1

The Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023 has the potential to transform trade finance by solving a piece of the puzzle that will permit market participants to ditch paper trade documentation and move…

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Mining for minerals

News: 22 November 2023

Allen & Overy Advises Kinterra Capital on its USD565 million debut fund

Allen & Overy (A&O) announced today that it advised Kinterra Capital (Kinterra), a private equity firm that invests in and develops key critical minerals assets and strategic infrastructure necessary…

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Publications: 22 November 2023

The CFPB proposes federal supervision for Big Tech and other digital payment providers

In response to what it sees as the growing influence of ‘Big Tech’ and other large technology companies in consumer financial markets, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has introduced a…

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Publications: 20 November 2023

Four key questions for boards as they assess their culture strategy

Nearly 15 years after the global financial crisis, organisational culture continues to top the agenda of policymakers, regulators and senior boardroom leaders. Despite increased vigilance and scrutiny…

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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.