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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 and insights

A large road intersection surrounded by green shrubs

News: 02 February 2023

Allen & Overy advises UniCredit and ICBC on a EUR104 million green financing granted to Fondo “Iron”

Allen & Overy has advised UniCredit and ICBC on the drafting, negotiation and signing of a EUR104 million green financing granted to Fondo “Iron”, a fund managed by Prelios SGR and fully subscribed by…

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News: 31 January 2023

Allen & Overy advises Standard Chartered in a multibank partnership with DekaBank, LBBW and Comyno building the blockchain platform SWIAT

Allen & Overy advised international bank Standard Chartered on entering into a joint venture with big German banks to fund the blockchain platform SWIAT.

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Cityscape

Publications: 25 January 2023

Tackling foreign subsidies: new EU rules enter into force

On 12 January 2023, the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) entered into force. The FSR will have a significant impact on and create new obligations for parties that are participating in…

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a Volocopter is flying towards the Frankfurt skyline

News: 22 November 2022

Allen & Overy advises NEOM on its USD175m investment in Volocopter

Allen & Overy has advised NEOM, the smart and sustainable regional development project in northwest Saudi Arabia, in connection with a USD 175 million Series E investment in Volocopter.

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