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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 and insights

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News: 25 September 2023

Allen & Overy advises on LC Logistics’ listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Allen & Overy advises the joint sponsors, CITIC Securities (Hong Kong) Limited and ABCI Capital Limited, and the underwriters on the listing of LC Logistics, Inc. (LC Logistics) on the Main Board of…

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News: 13 September 2023

A&O advises Zenobe Energy on investment from KKR and Infracapital

A&O has advised Zenobe Energy on its investment by KKR’s Infrastructure arm and Infracapital. Once completed, KKR and Infracapital will be joint majority owners in Zenobe. 

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News: 08 August 2023

Allen & Overy expands private equity practice and energy transition expertise with partner Kfir Abutbul

Allen & Overy (“A&O”) today announced that Kfir Abutbul has joined the firm as Head of U.S. Energy Private Equity and a partner in its U.S. Corporate Private Equity and M&A practice.

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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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