Corporate and M&A
Operating in more than 30 countries – and at the forefront of our industry – Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading corporate advisers.
Working alongside some of the world’s most successful companies, commercial and investment banks and private equity firms, the corporate work we do breaks new ground and sets precedents.
Our clients know us as an ambitious, creative and enterprising team of individuals who think differently and embrace the most complex and cutting-edge commercial ventures.
We find innovative new ways to deliver our services and exceed expectations: on public takeovers, private M&A, equity capital markets, private equity, joint ventures and commercial partnerships, disposals and corporate reorganisations.
Combined with our transactional expertise, we also cover the full range of specialist areas including antitrust and competition, commercial, employment and benefits, environmental, intellectual property, tax and corporate governance.
Moreover, we work hand-in-hand with banking and finance, capital markets and litigation teams to cover the full spectrum of business law advice and ensure a level of service and quality of advice that very few other firms can match on a global scale.
Driven by our clients’ needs, we combine U.S., English and local law expertise within one single, integrated firm as well as the broadest network of any of the leading global elite law firms, with more than 40 offices worldwide. Our global insights, local depth and creative thinking assist us to get deals done and find solutions in complex cases.
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News and insights
Publications: 03 April 2023
Global trends in government scrutiny of semiconductor transactions: an overview of recent cases
The semiconductor industry is based on a highly specialized supply chain where no one country or region dominates both design and manufacturing. This has created an industry where collaboration is…
News: 09 March 2023
Allen & Overy advises Charterhouse on the divestment of Tarsus to Informa PLC
Allen & Overy has advised Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP (Charterhouse), a leading European private equity firm, on the divestment of Tarsus, a global B2B media and events business, to Informa PLC…
Publications: 23 February 2023
Surge in antitrust and FDI intervention means appropriate deal provisions are vital
As intervention by both antitrust authorities and governments shows no sign of abating, allocating execution risk in transaction documents is ever more crucial. Unsurprisingly, the number of our deals…
Publications: 23 February 2023
Evolving foreign direct investment regimes add yet more hurdles for M&A
Navigating the international foreign direct investment (FDI) landscape is becoming ever more complex. In 2022 we saw a proliferation of new FDI regimes, a stream of revisions to existing rules and…
A&O has advised on more than 2,900 M&A deals worth over GBP1.8tn since 2010.
They have a very strong, capable network globally, and when working on matters for you they ensure the service quality is as needed. They are commercial, pragmatic, technically good, and helpful and sensitive on pricing.
Chambers Global 2021 (Corporate/M&A)
- Equity Deal of the Year, JDE Peets’ IPO, IFLR Europe Awards 2021
- Equity Deal of the Year, AREIT IPO, IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021
- Equity Market Deal of the Year, Australasian Awards 2020
- Cross-border M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket Australia M&A Awards 2020
- Outbound M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket Japan Awards 2020
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