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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 & insights

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Blog Post: 16 May 2022

EU General Court confirms ECB’s decision to withdraw the authorisation of Estonia’s Versobank

In Joined Cases T‑351/18 and T‑584/18 Versobank the court decided that the ECB was competent to withdraw a banking licence for severe breaches of AML/CFT requirements and clarified the interplay…

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Publications: 16 May 2022

20 Questions for Qualifying Asset Holding Companies (QAHCs)

Finance Act 2022 has introduced a new regime for qualifying asset holding companies (QAHCs).

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Publications: 13 May 2022

European Commission publishes revised antitrust rules on vertical agreements

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) exempts certain categories of vertical arrangement (agreements between businesses at different levels of the supply chain) from the prohibition on…

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Publications: 13 May 2022

A new data space in health data: Proposals to aid access, improve healthcare and encourage innovation

On 3 May 2022, the European Commission (the Commission) launched the latest in a long line of data related initiatives intended to support a genuine single market for digital and data within the EU.…

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Our global coverage

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  • Europe
  • 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.