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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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Publications: 02 February 2023

Podcast: Sanctions outlook 2023

Sanctions began dominating the headlines again in 2022. Largely, reports focused on the ongoing sanctions targeting Russia. As we look ahead to 2023, Russia remains a target. Other countries (such as…

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News: 01 February 2023

A&O advises on EIB's first GBP-denominated, dual blockchain digital bond

Global law firm Allen & Overy has advised a bank syndicate comprising BNP Paribas, HSBC and RBC Capital Markets on the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) inaugural issuance of sterling-denominated…

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Blog Post: 01 February 2023

Clinical Trial Regulation: Balancing Transparency Requirements and Protection of CCI – new Q&A published

The Clinical Trial Regulation (EU) No 536/2014 (CTR) became fully applicable yesterday (31 January), following the end of the transition period. Therefore, the use of the Clinical Trial Information…

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Publications: 26 January 2023

Digital Markets Act enters into force: a roadmap for “gatekeeper” digital platforms

Following publication in the EU Official Journal, the Digital Markets Act (DMA, Regulation (EU) 2022/1925) officially entered into force on 1 November 2022.

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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.