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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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medicine; medical device

Blog Post: 22 March 2023

Clinical Trial Regulation: A streamlined reform of the UK Clinical Trials Regulatory Framework - new measures published

The MHRA announced on Tuesday the biggest overhaul of clinical trial regulation in the UK in 20 years. The details of the amendments to clinical trial regulation are set out in the MHRA’s response to…

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Blog Post: 21 March 2023

Emerging trends in EU and UK data protection case law

We’re now approaching the five-year anniversary of GDPR and recent regulatory actions and case law reveal some emerging patterns in enforcement.

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Publications: 21 March 2023

Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile - Ireland

The next episode of Selecting your Fund Domicile covers topical fund trends in Ireland. A&O Middle East Funds & Asset Management Partner Kamar Jaffer moderates a discussion about key legal, regulatory…

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Publications: 20 March 2023

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 24 February - 2 March 2023

The UK’s Financial Services Regulatory Initiatives Forum published this week the delayed sixth edition of its regulatory initiatives grid. HMT published a call for evidence on aligning the ring…

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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.