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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 marketsprivate equityjoint ventures and commercial partnerships, disposals and corporate restructurings.

Combined with our transactional expertise, we also cover the full range of specialist areas including antitrust and competitioncommercialemployment and benefitsenvironmentalintellectual propertytax 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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Our recent experience

21st Century Fox

21st Century Fox

on its USD71bn acquisition by The Walt Disney Company and on its subsequent GBP11.6bn sale of its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast.

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

on its multi-billion dollar three-way merger with Union National Bank PJSC and Al Hilal Bank.

Liberty Global

Liberty Global

on its GBP31.4bn joint venture with Telefónica to merge Virgin Media and O2’s fixed, broadband and mobile businesses in the UK.

MS&AD Insurance Group

MS&AD Insurance Group

on its GBP3.25bn sale of ReAssure Group Plc to Phoenix Group Holdings Limited.

Refinitiv

Refinitiv

on the proposed USD27bn acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group.

Tesco

Tesco

on the USD10.6bn sale of the entire interest in its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia to CP Group entities following a competitive sale process.

News & insights

News: 15 JANUARY 2021

A&O’s European Leveraged Finance practice leads the way across several Debtwire rankings for 2020

Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser for leveraged finance in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire.

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News: 14 JANUARY 2021

Advising American Tower on its USD9.4 billion acquisition of Telxius Towers from Telefónica

A cross-border team of corporate and real estate experts at Allen & Overy has advised global communications infrastructure leader American Tower Corporation (American Tower) on its agreed acquisition…

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Global trends in private M&A

Publications: 13 JANUARY 2021

Global trends in private M&A

We have recently produced a client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of around 1,400 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally, looking…

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News: 07 JANUARY 2021

A&O ends 2020 with a strong performance in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q4 2020 with a strong performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets,…

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Recognition

Awards

  • 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
  • Best Law Firm in Asia: M&A, FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2019
  • UK Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2019
  • Benelux Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2019
  • Domestic Deal of the Year for Alawwal Bank/The Saudi British Bank merger, IFLR Middle East Awards 2019
     

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