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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 and insights

A monument in Washington

Publications: 26 September 2022

U.S. bolsters national security reviews of in-bound foreign investment

President Biden recently issued “formal Presidential direction” on the risks that the United States will consider when evaluating in-bound foreign investment. 

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Bird's eye view of a modern city

News: 26 September 2022

A&O advises industry on settlement of credit derivatives referencing the Russian Federation

Allen & Overy has advised the Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee on the settlement of credit derivative transactions (CDS) referencing the Russian Federation.

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Publications: 23 September 2022

Fifth Circuit confirms narrow scope of exculpation provisions in chapter 11 plans

In sophisticated chapter 11 cases, chapter 11 plans of reorganization frequently include provisions that exculpate – or limit the potential liability of ‒ parties that participate in the chapter 11…

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Test tubes

News: 20 September 2022

LMG Life Sciences names A&O Firm to Watch – Intellectual Property

LMG Life Sciences recognized A&O as the “Firm to Watch – Intellectual Property” for its 10th Annual LMG Life Sciences Awards Americas. The recognition of “Firm to Watch” exemplifies A&O’s growing U.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.