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North America and Canada

The firm has extensive experience working throughout North America, led primarily from our offices in the U.S.

Our Latin America practice, which is led out of New York, works with Latin American clients and clients throughout the world on transactions and matters involving Mexico, South and Central America and Caribbean countries. Our lawyers together with selected local counsel provide an integrated customized solution for clients doing business in the region.

We advise banks, global organizations, funds, governments, export credit agencies and non-profit organizations on transactions across the region.

Our U.S. and Latin America practices have received impressive recognition in the regional Chambers Guides.

Our Canada practice acts as international counsel to leading Canadian pension funds, banks and corporates as they look outside of Canada for investment opportunities. We have supported them as they expand their horizons as well as working with our multi-national clients looking to do business in Canada.

Our global team consists of lawyers with an understanding and awareness of both international and Canadian markets and public and private sector expertise. See more information on our Canadian expertise here.

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News & insights

Publications: 03 JULY 2020

The long arm of OFAC: English law contracts and U.S. secondary sanctions

The UK’s Court of Appeal has given judgment in Lamesa Investments Ltd v Cynergy Bank Ltd regarding the interplay of English contract law and U.S. secondary sanctions. What can we learn from the…

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News: 01 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy's U.S. team advise on WillScot and Mobile Mini merger, creating an American leader in modular space and portable solutions

Allen & Overy’s U.S. M&A, capital markets and leveraged finance teams represented WillScot Corporation [NASDAQ:WSC], a leading specialty rental services provider of innovative modular space and…

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Publications: 25 JUNE 2020

The latest on anti-corruption efforts and prosecutions in the UK

Washington, D.C. partner Billy Jacobson speaks with London partner Eve Giles about anti-corruption efforts and prosecutions in the UK, including the standards for corporate liability and the SFO’s…

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Yale Law Women names Allen & Overy to annual top firms report for gender equity & family friendliness

News: 22 MAY 2020

Yale Law Women names Allen & Overy to annual top firms report for gender equity & family friendliness

Yale Law Women (YLW) has recognized Allen & Overy in its 15th annual Top Firms Report for A&O’s excellence in both hiring practices and LGBTQ+ representation. The Report, which is a benchmark on…

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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.