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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

Container Terminal

News: 11 May 2022

Allen & Overy advises Hapag-Lloyd on new container terminal joint venture in Egypt

Allen & Overy has advised Hapag-Lloyd AG (Hapag-Lloyd) in connection with the establishment of a joint venture which develops and operates a new container terminal in Damietta, Egypt. The joint…

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Abstract spotlights

News: 15 March 2022

A&O's Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) practice recognised as top legal adviser in 2021

Allen & Overy has been recognised by IJGlobal, Dealogic and Inspiratia as the top legal advisor for number of transactions or deal value in the Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure…

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Aerial view of a huge road intersection illuminated at night

Publications: 09 February 2022

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Opportunities for private capital in the water sector

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021 and provides for a USD105 billion public investment in U.S. water infrastructure.

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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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