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Our International Desks cover Austria, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden), Portugal, South Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia), Switzerland, Israel and the CIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan).

Our lawyers together with selected local counsel provide an integrated bespoke solution for clients doing business in these countries.

We advise clients and international organisations, investors, banks, governments multi-lateral organisations, export credit agencies and non-profit organisations on transactions across these countries.

We provide a full-service to clients including advice on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, banking, microfinance and projects finance.

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News: 05 August 2022

A&O advises banks in connection with PrestigeBidCo GmbH refinancing

A cross-border team from Allen & Overy has advised a number of banks in relation to the issuance of EUR315 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2027 by PrestigeBidCo GmbH (the Issuer), the…

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Blog Post: 04 August 2022

ΑG opines that all of Servier’s pay-for-delay deals were restrictions of competition by object

On 14 July 2022, Advocate General (AG) Kokott delivered her much awaited (non-binding) Opinions in Cases C-176/19 P, Commission v Servier and Others and C-201/19 P, Servier and Others v Commission. 

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Blog Post: 02 August 2022

Compulsory licensing for expensive medicines – new report published in Belgium

On 14 June 2022, the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE), a think-tank funded by the Belgian government, published a report on the compulsory licensing of expensive medicinal products (the…

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Blog Post: 01 August 2022

EU General Court upholds European Commission’s decision on Illumina/GRAIL merger referral

In a landmark ruling, the EU General Court (GC) has confirmed the European Commission (EC)’s decision to accept a referral request from France (and other Member States) for the assessment of…

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  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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Global Experts and Markets

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Our Global Experts and Markets bring together lawyers from across Allen & Overy with significant experience of working on deals in key regions and markets – they support our clients with their business needs across any region by mobilising international teams as well as selecting and maintaining our ties with our chosen relationship law firms. As our network of relationship law firms has grown, we have committed to build an enduring bond that will bring value to them, us and ultimately to our clients.