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Europe

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

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Real estate and Covid-19 coronavirus - the questions we are being asked in Germany

This note discusses a number of issues and queries that are arising in the commercial real estate investing and lending markets in Germany as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Publications: 01 APRIL 2020

Highest Dutch court annuls ACM’s joint dominance decision in telecoms sector

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)’s Wholesale Fixed Access decision in the telecoms sector is the first Dutch market analysis based on a theory of joint dominance. The highest Dutch court for these matters has now found that the ACM committed fundamental errors in applying this theory and has annulled the decision in its entirety. As a result, KPN and VodafoneZiggo are no longer required to grant access to their fixed networks.

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Covid-19

Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Access to new debt and equity during the corona crisis

Fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loans

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Covid-19

Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Temporary suspension of the obligation to file for insolvency proceedings

From announcement to law With unprecedented speed, the legislation only proposed by the Federal Government on 16 March 2020 temporarily suspending the obligation to file for insolvency proceedings for companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic until the end of 30 September 2020 has now passed all legislative stages.

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Our global coverage

Click on the regions in the map below to find out more about the jurisdictions we cover across the world.

  • 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.