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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: 25 MARCH 2020

Billy Jacobson and Jonathan Lopez join as partners in Allen & Overy’s global Litigation and Investigations practice

Adds to A&O’s deep bench of white-collar crime talent with expertise in FCPA and other Federal criminal enforcement priorities. 

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News: 04 MARCH 2020

Allen & Overy's U.S. team advises on merger agreement to create North American leader in modular space and portable storage solutions

Allen & Overy served as lead counsel to rental services provider WillScot Corporation [NASDAQ:WSC] in its merger agreement with portable storage solutions provider Mobile Mini, Inc. [NASDAQ:MINI]. The agreement was signed on March 1, 2020, and the merger is expected to close later this year.

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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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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.