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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

Gaela Gehring Flores

News: 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

Gaela Gehring Flores joins Allen & Overy in the U.S.

Allen & Overy today announced that Gaela Gehring Flores has joined the firm as a partner based in Washington, D.C., adding to the firm’s Americas practice. Gaela joins from Arnold & Porter Kaye…

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Publications: 09 AUGUST 2021

Nestle v Doe: U.S. Supreme Court further defines scope of Alien Tort Statute (ATS)

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.

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Publications: 19 JANUARY 2021

Public Procurement - The European Court of Justice provides guidance on “self-cleaning” measures in its judgment

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…

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Publications: 20 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus update: the Italian Government's Liquidity Decree - new measures for the business sector

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.  

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