Public and Administrative Law Litigation
Allen & Overy has a broad Public and Administrative Law Litigation practice, with a wealth of experience across a wide range of jurisdictions.
In cases involving high financial and political stakes, our expert lawyers act both for private sector parties bringing public law challenges, and for public sector bodies defending their decisions, giving us a unique holistic perspective benefitting all our clients.
A&O understands the different procedures, approaches and strategies required to deal with public law issues. We handle large-scale disputes and have considerable experience in administrative and civil courts and in the European Court of Justice.
Many of our cases are multinational and our lawyers often represent foreign companies in proceedings related to the decisions of national bodies.
Our experience includes:
- Acting for 21st Century Fox on a judicial review brought by Avaaz in relation to Ofcom’s fit and proper decision.
- Acting for successful bidders RiverLinx Consortium on the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Silvertown Tunnel under the River Thames in London.
- Advising numerous corporates and financial institutions on their Modern Slavery Statements, reflecting industry best practice and the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
News & insights
Publications: 09 August 2021
Nestle USA v. Doe: U.S. Supreme Court confirms Nestle and Cargill cannot be sued in the US for alleged aiding and abetting of forced labour overseas.
Publications: 19 January 2021
In its judgment of 14 January 2021 the European Court of Justice provides guidance on “self-cleaning measures”. The “self-cleaning” measures were introduced in the 2014 Directives on public…
Publications: 20 April 2020
The Covid-19 coronavirus continues to have a major impact on businesses across all sectors in Italy. On 9 April 2020 decree n. 23 of 8 April 2020 (the so-called Liquidity Decree) came into force.
Publications: 25 February 2020
The dominant purpose of a communication must be to obtain, or give, legal advice for legal advice privilege to apply. The Court of Appeal considers how, in the light of this, to analyse privilege and…
I was very impressed by their knowledge, judgement, creativity and commitment to the interests of the clients.
Chambers UK 2020, Administrative & Public Law
Great responsiveness and a truly impressive knowledge of public law.
Legal 500 UK, 2020