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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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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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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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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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