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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

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Publications: 30 September 2022

Propel: A discussion with Microsoft on the artificial intelligence (AI) platform Azure and its impact on self-driving cars

In our latest episode of Propel, host New York IP partner Paul Keller and guest speaker Kurt Niebuhr of Microsoft discuss the artificial intelligence (AI) platform Azure and its impact on self-driving…

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Publications: 30 September 2022

An introduction to the Digital Markets Act with Thomas Kramler from the European Commission

The Digital Markets Act will undoubtedly change the business of tech companies in Europe. 

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Publications: 21 September 2022

Will the Digital Markets Act impact you?

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) will have a significant impact on the operation of digital platforms. It requires large online platforms who act as “gatekeepers” in digital markets to comply with…

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Publications: 13 September 2022

Deconstructing Crypto – An Allen & Overy podcast on disruptive trading practices

We have seen a severe shock to the crypto ecosystem in recent months. A number of digital asset platforms have dissolved or been placed into liquidation proceedings, others have sought the protection…

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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