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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 and insights

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Publications: 02 February 2023

Podcast: Sanctions outlook 2023

Sanctions began dominating the headlines again in 2022. Largely, reports focused on the ongoing sanctions targeting Russia. As we look ahead to 2023, Russia remains a target. Other countries (such as…

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Publications: 19 January 2023

Episode 4: Deconstructing Crypto - The Post-FTX Episode

Following the indictments of senior FTX executives, two guilty pleas and related enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the…

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Publications: 09 December 2022

When transparency clashes with fundamental rights: EU court curbs public access to beneficial owner registers – what does this mean for you?

By a decision rendered on 22 November 2022, the European Court of Justice (the Court) invalidates the provision of the anti-money laundering directive (AMLD)1 whereby the information on the beneficial…

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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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