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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

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Publications: 26 OCTOBER 2020

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issues final position limits rule

On October 15, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) voted to approve a final rule on position limits for commodity derivatives (“Final Rule”).

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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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Publications: 25 FEBRUARY 2020

Legal advice privilege subject to “dominant purpose” test – how to deal with multi-party email communications

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…

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Publications: 25 FEBRUARY 2020

Time limits for damages claims based on public law breaches during rail franchise procurement

This case highlights the very different, and often very strict, time limits that apply in different private law and public law claims.  Rejecting the Secretary of State’s attempt to strike out part of…

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