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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 and insights

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Publications: 02 October 2023

EU carbon border adjustment mechanism – the transitional phase has begun: Are you ready?

The EU Regulation establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) is designed to drive businesses to achieve a true global reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions instead of relocating…

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Publications: 02 October 2023

Regulatory monitoring

Our monthly regulatory newsletter monitors all relevant developments regarding German and European regulatory law in English language.

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Blog Post: 29 September 2023

Intellectual Property Due Diligence Considerations in the Gaming Industry

Bertrand Nzabandora and Daren Orzechowski of our global Technology practice look at some key intellectual property considerations in the gaming sector.

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Blog Post: 26 September 2023

Culture matters - The ECBs approach to assessing banks' culture and risk behaviour

A recent speech by Frank Elderson, Vice-Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board, places culture firmly on the supervisory agenda. Mr Elderson considers how culture can drive risk behaviour in banks how the…

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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.