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Our lawyers in London advise the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments and private individuals.

We regularly work on complex cross-border transactions, ground breaking new legal solutions and products, and help Allen & Overy's clients resolve their most difficult disputes.

The majority of our 2000 people in the UK are based at One Bishops Square in London. Allen & Overy's Belfast office, comprising our Legal Services Centre and Support Services Centre, opened in July 2011 and is home to around 400 of our people.

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Publications: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Fintech M&A: The future of dealmaking post Covid-19 coronavirus

After a run of high-value deals at the start of the year, fintech M&A has slowed to a trickle. What will dealmaking look like in the future?

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WTO panel issues ruling on U.S. tariffs against China

Publications: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

WTO Panel issues ruling on U.S. tariffs against China

On 15 September 2020, a World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel report in “United States – Tariff Measures on Certain Goods from China” (WT/DS543/R) (the Report) was published. The Report ruled that…

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

The European Commission’s evaluation of the antitrust rules on vertical agreements: where are we heading?

The European Commission’s evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines has shown that, whilst these tools continue to serve a useful purpose, there is room for…

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Oil spill representative action attempt fails to meet same interest threshold

Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

Oil spill representative action attempt fails to meet “same interest” threshold

Harrison Jalla & Ors v (1) Royal Dutch Shell Plc (2) Shell International Trading & Shipping Co Ltd (3) Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co Ltd [2020] EWHC 2211 (TCC) Representative elements of a…

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A&O London office Covid-19 risk assessment

Following consultation with staff representatives in our London office, and paying close attention to the government guidance first published on 11 May 2020 ‘Working safely during Covid-19 in offices and contact centres’, we have undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment and taken appropriate actions to minimise identified risks. As government guidance develops and the pandemic evolves, we will continue to review and update this risk assessment as necessary.

Our U.K Seminar programme

Now in its 24th year, this programme brings you the latest expert views and information on the big issues facing businesses today. These seminars give you direct access to our partners' knowledge and expertise and the guidance you need to tackle today's rapidly-evolving markets.