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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

Silicon Valley

News: 09 AUGUST 2021

Allen & Overy to add game-changing multidisciplinary technology team in U.S.; Expands West Coast presence

UPDATED AUGUST 9 2021 AT 2.33PM ET SILICON VALLEY - Allen & Overy today announces the investment in eight partners from the White & Case LLP Technology practice. This multidisciplinary and…

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Allen & Overy office

News: 26 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy announces the nomination of Laurie-Anne Ancenys as Young Leader of the France China Foundation

Allen & Overy announces the nomination of Laurie-Anne Ancenys, Counsel and Head of the Tech & Data practice of the Paris office, to the 2021 selection of the Young Leaders of the France China…

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News: 22 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Exscientia on its oncology joint venture with GT Apeiron Therapeutics

Allen & Overy has advised Exscientia on its strategic research and development collaboration agreement with GT Apeiron Therapeutics (GTA). The collaboration will leverage Exscientia’s AI-driven drug…

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Publications: 13 JULY 2021

Podcast: Collaborations with tech companies and IP considerations

Collaborations stimulate innovation and can accelerate entry into markets and broaden market opportunities.

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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