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Allen & Overy has a long history of working with Canadian companies. Canadian banks and institutions were among our first international clients when the firm was founded in 1930.

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.

From our New York and Washington offices, we provide U.S. law advice to a number of large Canadian financial institutions. We have a track record advising the largest Canadian banks around the world on complex matters, having acted in some of the most sophisticated and prestigious deals in the market. 

For matters relating to Canadian law, we work closely with premier local Canadian counsel. Our global network and our close ties with these Canadian firms enable us to provide a comprehensive and informed service to our clients across a broad range of transactions.

News and insights

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Publications: 08 November 2023

Real or fake? The IP risks of synthetic media

There are various ways to describe ‘synthetic media’. A broad definition could be any content that has been digitally created or altered. A narrower definition is content generated by artificial…

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Podcast: Data ethics – navigating the spirit of the law

Blog Post: 17 October 2023

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and other privacy authorities release new resolutions on the privacy of employees and young people

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the OPC) published two new resolutions which aim to protect the privacy of employees and young people, on 6 October 2023. The resolutions follow…

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Publications: 08 February 2023

Navigating the challenges of sensitive workplace investigations: Tips and techniques

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Blog Post: 27 June 2022

Canada – Digital Charter Implementation Act introduced to strengthen federal data protection laws and regulate AI

On 16 June 2022, the Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada introduced the Digital Charter Implementation Act 2022 to modernise…

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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. 

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