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We place great importance on Israel and have a dedicated cross-departmental, global team which focuses on it.

Our Israel business development initiative includes a programme of regular visits to Israel to meet local law firms, banks, corporates and other institutions, as well as a programme of meetings in London and elsewhere with other Israel-facing market participants.

The team has up-to-date and in-depth knowledge and experience of the country’s history, economy and politics.

As a further indication of the importance of Israel to Allen & Overy, the firm has engaged an external consultant, Lee Noyek.  Lee is based in Israel and leads the firm’s business development initiatives in the country. Lee is an English law qualified solicitor, formerly with Allen & Overy’s London office. Having spent over a decade with the firm, Lee has a detailed knowledge of Allen & Overy and is well placed to assist clients with any queries about the firm.

Through Lee, we can also offer a local point of contact for our Israeli clients who are looking to expand their business globally. Equally, we are well placed to support A&O’s international clients who are interested in taking advantage of Israel’s innovator friendly business environment.

Neither Allen & Overy nor the lawyers in our Israel Global Markets Group are authorised to practise Israeli law. For advice on Israeli law, we work closely with the leading local law firms in Tel Aviv, with whom we have built up a close and collaborative relationship. Our common goal is to achieve the best outcome for our clients be that as lead international counsel or supporting Israeli firms leading on deals.

Find out more about our coverage in the Middle East.

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.