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Permits and Authorisations

We regularly advise companies and public entities in a number of jurisdictions on a variety of issues related to the permitting, licensing and authorising of business operations.

Our particular areas of expertise include:

  • advising on complex permit procedures relating to the planning, construction and operation of infrastructures in transport (road, rail and air), energy, mining, telecommunications, and industrial sectors
  • providing advice on permit and notification requirements under European and national law regarding foreign trade and export control
  • representing our clients in negotiations with public bodies and in administrative or court proceedings

News & insights

Publications: 18 May 2022

Behind the DOJ’s recent antitrust trial losses: an evolving concept of intent

The aggressive campaign by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division to reinvigorate criminal enforcement of the antitrust laws has been framed in part by whether it can achieve a…

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blue and yellow light trails

News: 10 May 2022

Survey: Major German companies appear largely unfazed by Russian conflict

Revenue expectations remain positive despite increased costs and interrupted delivery chains Investment activities are being continued; access to financing remains open Companies do not…

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People in a shopping centre

News: 14 April 2022

Allen & Overy advises Primark on the opening of its flagship store in Milan

Allen & Overy has advised Primark, fast fashion global retailer, in relation to the opening of its new flagship store at via Torino in Milan. 

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Publications: 30 March 2022

Russian invasion of Ukraine - Implications for commercial parties

The human cost of Russia's invasion of Ukraine is devastating. It is rightly the focus of attention around the globe, including for commercial parties with operations or business relationships with a…

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