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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

Six large cells and three small cells

Blog Post: 21 OCTOBER 2021

The Enlarged Board of Appeal formally seized of a referral concerning the “plausibility” criterion in the assessment of inventive step

The Technical Board of Appeal (“TBA”) No. 3.3.02 has now formally referred questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (“EBA”) to determine whether post-published data should always be disregarded in…

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Blog Post: 20 OCTOBER 2021

ICO's proposals on UK international transfers may be simpler than the EU's approach but nevertheless remain onerous

When opening its recent consultation on regulating international data transfers from the UK in the post-Brexit era the ICO said, “We understand that international transfers can be complex, especially…

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Arion on first EUR300m covered bond issuance

Allen & Overy has advised Arion Bank hf. on its first issuance of a Euro denominated covered bond. Over a decade on from the financial crisis, the EUR300m issue represents the first time an Icelandic…

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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 12 OCTOBER 2021

COP26: taking the Paris Agreement a step further

COP26 starts in less than 3 weeks and will be the fifth climate conference since the Paris Agreement was reached. But what is the Paris Agreement? And why is it relevant for COP26?

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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.