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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

Real estate finance germany

Publications: 01 July 2022

New Belgian Contract Law Published Today - 10 key changes that will have an important impact on the real estate sector

The succession of important legal changes impacting the real estate sector continues. Today, the April 2022 law adopting a new Belgian contract law regime has been published in Belgian official…

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Publications: 21 June 2022

How subsidiaries are impacted by competition law infringements of their parent companies

On 6 October 2021, the Court of Justice handed down its judgment in the Sumal case, marking yet another important development in private enforcement law: ‘innocent’ subsidiaries can no longer escape…

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Classical Greek Columns in a Bank building

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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