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Allen & Overy has a large and diverse Litigation practice renowned for its expertise in high-value, complex cases that are frequently cross-border in nature.

Our global practice is recognised for protecting clients’ interests across the full range of contentious issues that a multinational business may encounter, whether we are handling complex international issues or local matters. We handle the full range of corporate and commercial disputes, including competition and antitrust litigation, employment litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, class actions, insurance litigation, securities litigation and issues arising from corporate transactions. We also have extensive experience handling contentious regulatory proceedings, investigations and criminal matters. 

A&O’s leading litigators work seamlessly in integrated teams with our transactional and advisory colleagues, providing in-depth market expertise and product knowledge that gives clients an edge in disputes and enables us to pre-empt and protect against potential risks to their businesses. 

Our main priority is to resolve disputes quickly and effectively with as little disruption to business as possible. We can handle any contentious issue, wherever in the world it may occur, and we can advise on regulatory investigations and criminal matters involving bribery and corruption, cartels and antitrust, fraud, data and cybersecurity breaches and tax, among other areas. 

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

Covid-19 triggers rapid shifts in private M&A tactics

From standstill to strong recovery, Covid-19 created a year of two halves for transactions in 2020, forcing buyers and sellers to adjust their tactics in the private M&A market.

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Publications: 06 APRIL 2021

Reforms to witness statements (PD 57AC): sense, finally, after a century of psychological research; or, a triumph of form over substance?

In 1995, Elizabeth Loftus and Jacqueline Pickerell published a paper showing that it was possible to implant an entire false memory of something that never happened. In one of the first successful…

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2021

The people’s climate case declared inadmissible: not all climate litigation roads lead to Rome

In the past years (and months), there has been a growing wave of climate change litigation cases, and the cases where plaintiffs have (successfully) invoked fundamental rights are increasing. In our…

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Publications: 30 MARCH 2021

Introduction of a pre-pack insolvency procedure in Belgium

On Friday, 26 March 2021, the Belgian Insolvency Law was amended with the introduction of a pre-packaged insolvency procedure, allowing the debtor to discretely prepare for judicial reorganisation…

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