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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

News: 18 FEBRUARY 2020

A&O’s U.S. Leveraged Finance practice receives top 10 rankings across several categories from Debtwire

Our New York team remains among the leading advisers across the North American leveraged finance market, according to data published by Debtwire.

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News: 11 FEBRUARY 2020

Allen & Overy hosts Inaugural Canadian Banks Workshop

Allen & Overy hosted our Inaugural Canadian Banks Workshop in Toronto, Ontario on January 30, which brought together legal and business teams from RBC, Scotiabank, BMO and T.D. Bank, for a one-day seminar on how to handle a shifting regulatory and legal landscape.

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Publications: 31 JANUARY 2020

FTC announces increased HSR thresholds – size-of-transaction threshold to be USD94.0 million

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced increases to the notification thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act, which requires pre-merger notification of certain transactions to the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

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News: 15 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Leonard Green and Novo Holdings' acquisition of WCG Clinical

Allen & Overy has advised the lead arrangers and administrative agent on the USD1.045 billion syndicated financing for the acquisition of WCG Clinical by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Novo Holdings A/S. 

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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.