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Freedom of Information

We regularly advise commercial entities on their rights to access to information held by public bodies and central government, whether in relation to specific public law disputes or more generally.

We have expertise in drafting requests for disclosure of material held by public bodies and in pursuing such requests if necessary on appeal.

We have specific experience of dealing with complaints to the UK Information Commissioner and appeals to the Information Tribunal.

Our expertise also covers rights of access to environmental information and we have advised clients on issues relating to the disclosure of such material.

News & insights

Close up of an LCD circuit board

News: 15 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises OEP’s Spanish portfolio company VASS on its merger with German IT consulting firm Ecenta AG

Allen & Overy has advised VASS Consultoría de Sistemas S.L., the Madrid-based portfolio company of US private equity investor One Equity Partners (OEP) which specialises in Customer Experience…

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2021

The income reduction for electric producers in Royal Decree-Law 17/2021

Faced with surging energy price due to the shock in the offer that is affecting natural gas markets, the Spanish Government has adopted certain temporary measures (from 16 September 2021 to 31 March…

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front of building with with hundreds of flats

Publications: 05 OCTOBER 2021

The Berlin preliminary decision: Can housing companies be expropriated?

For some time now, Berlin has been experiencing a shortage of affordable and socially subsidized housing.

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growing plant

News: 04 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Evergreen Garden Care on the acquisition of gpi green partners

Allen & Overy has advised Evergreen Garden Care Deutschland GmbH (“Evergreen”) in connection with the acquisition of all shares in gpi green partners international GmbH & Co. KG.

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