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Water and Waste

Allen & Overy advises across the complete spectrum of international water matters.

The number and variety of deals that we are involved in and the breadth and depth of our client base, geographical coverage and expertise distinguish our practice from other firms in the market.

We have wide experience of acting for sponsors, banks and governments and utilities operators on mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), funding (equity and debt), litigation, competition and regulatory matters.

As well as offering sound commercial advice, we recognise the ethical dimensions critical to the water sector and the need to promote sustainability at all levels. We regularly advise on the commercial implications of environmental legislation worldwide, as well as advising governments on the development of protection frameworks to preserve aquatic environs and mitigate anthropogenic impact.

We also have specific experience relating to multi-faceted and highly specialised waste transactions. Our extensive waste management and power experience enables us to provide a unique depth of specialist knowledge in all relevant areas, including waste supply, construction, operations and maintenance and electricity (including interconnection and market trading strategies), as well as procurement, planning and environmental law and alternative financing structures.

News & insights

Three colleagues discussing data on charts and tablets

Publications: 18 OCTOBER 2021

Green pass: the obligation of green certifications in the working environments

The measures on the obligation to possess Green Certification Covid-19 for employees in the public and private sectors taking effect from 15 October 2021.

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Windows on a modern glass and metal building

Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2021

Japan’s shifting attitudes change M&A market dynamics

Driven by changing attitudes and economic priorities, Japan remains a powerful outbound investor and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for inbound transactions.

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Water Dam in Trentino, Italy

News: 12 AUGUST 2021

Allen & Overy advising Macquarie on its acquisition of a majority stake in Southern Water

Allen & Overy is advising Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on the acquisition of a majority stake in Southern Water Services Limited (‘Southern Water’) by Macquarie Asset Management…

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landfill site

Publications: 08 JANUARY 2021

New EU rules on transboundary plastic waste shipments

As part of the EU Green Deal’s Circular Economy Action Plan and Plastics Strategy, new rules on the export, import and intra-EU shipment of plastic waste under the Waste Shipment Regulation…

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