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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 & insights

News: 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy to host 4th annual Leveraged Finance Training Camp virtually on 21 October

One-day accelerator provides junior and mid-level credit professionals an in-depth look at the underpinnings of leveraged finance transactions.

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Publications: 19 AUGUST 2020

Podcast: How Covid-19 has impacted anti-bribery and corruption compliance and enforcement in Asia and Australia

Billy Jacobson speaks with Hong Kong partner Eugene Chen and Sydney partner Jason Gray about how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted anti-bribery and corruption ( "ABC") compliance and enforcement…

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Publications: 17 AUGUST 2020

What UK insolvency law changes mean for U.S. finance companies

Recent amendments to the UK insolvency regime to enhance restructuring options have introduced stay and moratorium powers similar to those available under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The amendments also…

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News: 17 AUGUST 2020

Deborah North works alongside the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee on recently released CCP discounting rate transition

On July 21st, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) released a Report on CCP discounting rate transition. The MRAC advises the CFTC on matters…

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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.