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The rise of emerging markets and pace of globalisation means that ports are investing large sums to expand facilities to cope with increasing demand for imports and exports. This is at the same time as dealing with issues that have buffeted the wider shipping sector such as rising charter and fuel costs.

Allen & Overy has an impressive track record advising on projects and transactions in the ports sector spanning a range of legal disciplines including acting on a number of high profile mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. We advise leading sponsors, banks and governments and port operators and regularly top the league tables for the number and value of deals completed in the ports sector.

Our experience of working in this sector allows us to provide our clients with rich and intelligent advice that demonstrates our understanding of all corporate, finance, construction, operational, permitting, zoning, environmental and regulatory issues which are likely to arise during a variety of transactions involving ports. 

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News: 30 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Wren House on its acquisition of a majority stake in Almaviva Santé

Allen & Overy advised the global investment fund specialized in infrastructure financing Wren House in the context of its entry into exclusive negotiations with Antin Infrastructure Partners for the…

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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 29 JULY 2021

Propel: Standard Essential Patents and the self-driving industry

SEPs and FRAND – two legal issues that have resulted in global patent disputes in the mobile device space is now beginning to make its presence known in the automotive industry.

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Webinar: International sanctions 2021 update

Publications: 14 JULY 2021

Webinar: International sanctions 2021 update

The panellists on this webinar discussed recent U.S., EU, UK and PRC sanctions developments, in particular in regards to China, Myanmar, Russia, Belarus and Iran. 

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Port of Newcastle ESG-focused refinancing

News: 10 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Port of Newcastle on ESG-focused refinancing

Allen & Overy has advised Port of Newcastle (“PON”) on its ground-breaking refinancing transaction, including the introduction of a green loan and sustainability linked loan facilities.

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