Allen & Overy advises extensively on the legal nature and legal regimes affecting different publicly-owned assets and the ways in which private parties may use them.
These assets usually include land, moveable property and intellectual property rights, among others.
In continental Europe, for example, we advise our clients on the differences between public domain goods and other public property, on their use, temporary assignment and, in certain cases, their transfer.
A major issue we regularly advise on is expropriation procedures, ie providing insight into the ways public authorities can forcefully purchase private land for public use or in the social interest, in particular with regard to infrastructure projects, such as new toll roads, train lines, airports.
We also advise on the assignment of land from public authorities to third parties, who receive the right to use the land or to operate a certain service on the land for a specific period of time, after which the right to use the land reverts to the public authorities.
With regard to land-planning issues, we provide expert advice on different land-planning procedures and the ways in which temporary rights may be granted to private parties for specific activities relating, in particular, to the urbanisation of land.
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News: 24 March 2023
Allen & Overy advises TUI AG on EUR 1.8 bn capital increase
Frankfurt am Main, 24 March 2023. Allen & Overy is advising TUI AG ("TUI") in connection with a capital increase with subscription rights from the Authorised Capital 2022/I and Authorised Capital…
News: 24 March 2023
Allen & Overy advises consortium on investing in 960 MW offshore wind farm "He Dreiht"
Hamburg, 23 March 2023. Allen & Overy has advised a consortium of infrastructure investors consisting of Allianz Capital Partners, AIP Management and Norges Bank Investment Management on the…
News: 16 March 2023
Allen & Overy advises Fortescue Future Industries on its joint venture with Tree Energy Solutions to develop the Wilhelmshaven terminal
Allen & Overy has advised Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) on its joint venture with Tree Energy Solutions (TES) to develop the Wilhelmshaven energy import terminal.
Publications: 14 March 2023
RED II Delegated Acts hydrogen updated analysis
Any good Shakespearian drama comes in at least five acts. The long-awaited Delegated Acts under Articles 27 and 28 of RED II are no exception. In what could be the fourth act, the Acts were finally…