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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. 

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Publications: 13 September 2022

European Commission reports on operation of EU FDI screening mechanism

With the EU FDI Regulation close to celebrating its second year anniversary, the European Commission (EC) has published its second annual report on EU FDI screening covering the operation of the…

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News: 02 September 2022

Allen & Overy secures ruling deeming pilots' union demand for inflation compensation at Lufthansa unlawful

In today's ruling (case no. 38 Ga 79/22), the Munich Labour Court held, upon application by Deutsche Lufthansa AG, that the ongoing strike of pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit e.V. (VC) is unlawful.

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News: 30 August 2022

Chambers Latin America 2023 recognizes A&O partners and practices

Chambers and Partners recognized two A&O Latin America practice areas and three lawyers in its annual survey, Chambers Latin America Guide 2023.

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News: 26 August 2022

Four Allen & Overy practice groups highly recommended by Latin Lawyer 250

Allen & Overy (A&O) announced today its antitrust & competition, banking & finance, corporate & M&A, and project finance & infrastructure practices were ranked as 'highly recommended' in the 24th…

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