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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 & insights

Blog Post: 01 JUNE 2021

ECtHR hands down judgment finding that UK’s historic surveillance laws breached the ECHR right to privacy and freedom of expression

On 25 May 2021, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down its judgment in the case Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom (BBW), holding that the UK had breached the…

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Blog Post: 28 MAY 2021

Irish DPC gets go ahead in latest chapter of the saga of Max Schrems and Facebook

On 14 May the Irish High Court handed down its judgment in the judicial review case brought by Facebook Ireland Ltd (FBI) against the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), finding substantially in…

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AO advises Exscientia on its AI-driven drug discovery collaboration

News: 27 MAY 2021

A&O advises Exscientia on its AI-driven drug discovery collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb

Allen & Overy has advised Exscientia on its USD 1.2 billion multi-target, AI-driven drug discovery collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS).  

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Digital device

News: 26 MAY 2021

A&O is advising Liberty Global on its Edge data centre joint venture with Digital Colony Partners

LONDON – Allen & Overy is advising Liberty Global on its proposed joint venture with Digital Colony Partners, the digital infrastructure arm of Colony Capital, to create AtlasEdge Data Centres, a…

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Recognition

A&O Digital 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