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Commercial

We advise leading corporations and financial institutions on the full range of commercial issues and support them on their complex, challenging and high-value commercial contracts and projects.  We advise clients across all sectors on a multi-jurisdictional basis.​

We advise leading corporations and financial institutions on the full range of commercial issues and support them on their complex, challenging and high-value commercial contracts and projects. We advise clients across all sectors on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

Our general commercial experience includes advising on all commercial contracts including contracts covering outsourcing conducted through a detailed procurement process, services distribution, software licensing, development, product, marketing, manufacturing, supply, maintenance and support, white labelling, collaboration, joint venture agreements and online terms and conditions.

We also advise on non-contractual commercial issues such as data protection, freedom of information, document retention policies, eCommerce and sales law.

Clients value the calibre of our team, the quality of our legal expertise and our ability to negotiate robust agreements. Key to our success is the ability to combine the technical skills of our professionals with the business needs of our clients. We proactively help you to understand and deal with issues that arise in a commercial manner that fits in with your business objectives.

Clients benefit from:

  • Specialist expertise – recognised specialists in regulatory, tax, finance, employment, antitrust, public procurement and IP law. This means you will have access to the full skill-set necessary to achieve your commercial objectives.
  • Experience with suppliers and customers – we act for both major suppliers and customers so we understand the key requirements of your commercial contracts and your likely concerns.
  • Multinational team – our integrated team covers Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and U.S. meaning we bring both local knowledge and a global perspective to our work.

News and insights

Image of AI chip

Blog Post: 20 February 2024

The FCC confirms that the TCPA applies to AI-generated Robocalls

Helen Christakos and Sonya Aggarwal of our U.S. Privacy and Data Security practice and Bertrand Nzabandora of our Technology Transactions practice look at the FCC’s ruling on AI-generated robocalls.

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An LCD circuit board

Blog Post: 15 February 2024

What is in store for UK AI: The long awaited government response is here

Emma Keeling, Senior Tech and Data Knowledge Lawyer, and Jane Finlayson- Brown, Tech and Data Partner, take a closer look at the latest on the UK’s approach to AI as the Government aims for agility.

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Vaults of LED computer servers

Publications: 30 January 2024

Daren Orzechowski on upcoming AI regulations with Nasdaq TradeTalks

Daren Orzechowski, partner and global co-head of the Technology practice at Allen & Overy, joined Nasdaq TradeTalks host Jill Malandrino to discuss proposed United States federal policy and…

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Interconnected pathways

Blog Post: 25 January 2024

EU AI Act: Key changes in the recently leaked text

As the EU prepares to adopt the AI Act, our experts analyse the key changes in the regulation's recently leaked text, including new exemption criteria for high-risk AI systems, dedicated rules for…

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A&O Data Hub

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Focusing on the latest digital trends and risks and developments in the field of data protection, privacy, information and cyber law