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Ports

The ports industry plays a fundamental role in international trade.

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. 

News & insights

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Publications: 08 APRIL 2021

Biden’s infrastructure plan: big ideas, little detail (so far)

With his newly announced American Jobs Plan, the President has taken the first step toward fulfilling a key campaign promise: to spend more than $2 trillion over eight years to modernize America’s…

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

Compelling signals from a recovering M&A market

The question at the end of 2020 was whether the strong recovery in M&A activity could be sustained in 2021.

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News: 06 APRIL 2021

Portsmouth Water’s funding completed to provide vital South East water resource

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised the borrower on a financing facility that has been secured with the purpose of providing Portsmouth Water with funds to undertake its approved capital programme and…

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Intersection

News: 25 MARCH 2021

A&O advises infrastructure investors on a EUR1 billion alliance for investing in Europe

Allen & Overy has advised a group of institutions, including AP4, IMAS Foundation, Industriens Pension and KLP, on forming an investment alliance partnership with Arjun Infrastructure Partners to…

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