Contracts between public entities and the private sector represent a significant part of the economy and Allen & Overy is one of the leading law firms operating in this area of law.
As such, we are asked to advise on some of the most complex, often first-of-their kind, public sector deals.
We act for public authorities, companies, banks, public-funded entities and utilities and offer advice on all types of public contracts, ranging from public procurement (public works, services, supplies), large transactions such as concessions (including toll roads, water distribution, waste management, telecoms) to public-private partnerships (PPP) (prisons, hospitals, stadiums, roads, rail, canal, renewable energies, etc).
Our practice is well known for its litigation capabilities in this area. We advise on all types of disputes, whether occurring before the contract enters into force (challenge of tender procedures) or relating to the performance of the contract. We work closely with our clients to develop the most effective strategy taking into account our client's objectives and budgetary constraints.
Our team includes specialist lawyers located in many jurisdictions. We are used to working together in cross-jurisdictional matters and our seamless service is considered to be one of our greatest strengths. We also share the latest knowledge, so we are able to offer innovative solutions when required.
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