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Allen & Overy has a long history of working with Canadian companies. Canadian banks and institutions were among our first international clients when the firm was founded in 1930.

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.

From our New York and Washington offices, we provide U.S. law advice to a number of large Canadian financial institutions. We have a track record advising the largest Canadian banks around the world on complex matters, having acted in some of the most sophisticated and prestigious deals in the market. 

For matters relating to Canadian law, we work closely with premier local Canadian counsel. Our global network and our close ties with these Canadian firms enable us to provide a comprehensive and informed service to our clients across a broad range of transactions.

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Publications: 07 March 2024

Maura Rezendes speaks to Financier Worldwide on sanctions compliance and enforcement

A&O’s Maura Rezendes has been featured in the March edition of Financier Worldwide. In the Q&A below she discusses key developments and trends in sanction compliance and enforcement and the most…

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Publications: 27 February 2024

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions and Export Controls Targeting Russia

On February 23, 2024, marking the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury announced new U.S. sanctions and export controls targeting…

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Publications: 05 February 2024

U.S. Government announces new West Bank-related sanctions and designations

On February 1, 2024, President Biden issued an Executive Order imposing certain sanctions on persons determined to be undermining peace, security, and stability in the West Bank.

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Publications: 29 January 2024

Global Restructuring 2024: Managing transition

Scanning the horizon of the global restructuring landscape in 2024, partners from our market-leading global restructuring practice provide, on both a global and regional basis, insights into the…

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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. 

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