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United States

Our New York and Washington, D.C. offices are the core of the global U.S. practice with more than 175 of our U.S. qualified lawyers based there.

Our attorneys handle the most sophisticated and complex domestic and cross-border transactions and cases for our U.S. and non-U.S. clients. We provide a wide range of comprehensive legal services to the world's leading financial institutions, global corporations, funds and multilateral agencies.

As more than 65% of our work involves more than two countries, our U.S. practice is fully integrated with our offices in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa to provide our international and domestic clients with seamless solutions and a global reach that is unmatched by any other U.S. firm.

Our attorneys include some of the country's leading practitioners that have been recommended by peers and clients in legal and industry publications. 

Our experience

Bank of China

Bank of China

Bank of China in connection with a USD465.85m loan to an international joint venture to purchase The Plaza Hotel and The Dream Downtown Hotel, two luxury hotels in New York City.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in connection with its USD2bn procurement of the replacement of the Goethals Bridge.
Covered bond programs

Covered bond programs

The seven largest Canadian banks on the establishment of their covered bond programs, including RBC Capital Markets, as dealer, on the first ever registration of a covered bond program with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The new program opened the door for other non-U.S. issuers to tap into the U.S. registered market, giving them access to a new pool of U.S. investors that was previously out of reach.
U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy on five separate solar power transactions (generation and manufacturing), with independent project values of approximately USD1bn or more. The projects will be located in Arizona, California and Nevada. The Agua Caliente Solar Project in Arizona and the Crescent Dunes Solar Project in Nevada, when completed, will be the largest facilities of their kinds in the world.
Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA and Fresenius Medical Care & Co.

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA and Fresenius Medical Care & Co.

 Long-time U.S. counsel to Fresenius SE &Co KGaA and Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA in connection with their financing activities, including Fresenius SE’s Summer 2013 financing and TLB syndication; Fresenius SE, as borrower, in connection with its launch of a EUR1.2bn loan to fund its purchase of Rhoen-Klinikum; and on the October 2012 refinancing of Fresenius Medical Care & Co KGA’s USD3.85bn senior secured credit facilities.
Federal antitrust class actions

Federal antitrust class actions

Two Global Financial Services Firms separately, in multiple federal antitrust class actions involving claims of price fixing, conspiracy to monopolize, and group boycott in the credit derivatives clearing, trading and information services markets.
Smithfield Foods acquisition

Smithfield Foods acquisition

The Mandated Lead Arrangers on the USD4bn debt financing for Shuanghai’s USD7.1bn acquisition of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. This acquisition is the largest ever Chinese takeover of a U.S. company at the date of announcement.
Ernst & Young and Nortel Networks Corporation

Ernst & Young and Nortel Networks Corporation

Ernst & Young, which has been appointed as the monitor of Nortel Networks Corporation and certain affiliates in their CCAA proceedings pending before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List). We have commenced Chapter 15 cases in the U.S. for the Canadian affiliates and are representing Ernst & Young, as monitor, in the U.S. Chapter 11 cases. We also advised Nortel Network Corp and certain of its Canadian affiliates in connection with nine business line sales, including the record-breaking USD4.5bn sale of Nortel’s patent portfolio in a sale of assets under section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, a deal that was awarded “M&A Deal of the Year” by IFLR Americas Awards 2012. The matter involves litigation proceedings pending in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as numerous non-debtor Nortel entities located in other jurisdictions around the world. We are actively engaged in all aspects of the numerous asset sales, complex cross-affiliate, cross-border claims resolution issues, intercreditor issues, theories and strategies relating to the allocation of more than USD7bn of asset sale proceeds, and certain employee issues. 
Cartel investigations

Cartel investigations

Targets and/or subjects of cartel investigations in the following industries: auto parts; DRAM (the European Commission’s first settled case); LCD/CRT; anti-vibration parts; navigational systems; chemical sulfates; carbon fiber; tires; food services; egg products; and art and auction houses. We have represented many of these clients in related civil and class action litigation.
ISDA

ISDA

 ISDA on the preparation and drafting of amendments to the 2003 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions. This will have the most significant impact on the global credit derivatives market since 2003 when ISDA last published a set of definitions for credit derivatives.
Etileno XXI petrochemical project

Etileno XXI petrochemical project

 International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, Export Development Canada, Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero, Brazilian Development Bank, Bancomext and Nacional Financiera, S.N.C. on the multi-billion dollar Etileno XXI petrochemical project in Mexico.
Novartis AG

Novartis AG

Novartis AG on its USD52bn acquisition of NYSE-listed Alcon, Inc. for a combination of cash and shares. This was the largest acquisition ever undertaken by Novartis and one of the largest transactions of any kind of 2011.
Lone Star Real Estate Funds

Lone Star Real Estate Funds

Lone Star Real Estate Funds on its winning bid and acquisition of a USD4.5bn non-performing loan (NPL) portfolio from Anglo Irish Bank. The transaction was one of the largest real estate transactions of 2011. The transaction involved the acquisition and financing of over 150 separate loans and we continue to assist Lone Star and its asset manager, Hudson Advisors, on the workout, enforcement and disposition of the assets.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a litigation before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in which we won dismissal of RICO and common law claims arising from the institution’s provision of banking services to the Bernard L. Madoff firm.
Volcker Rule

Volcker Rule

Over two dozen of the world's largest non-U.S. banks on the proposed "Volcker Rule," including writing five separate comment letters to the Federal agencies on the proposal.
SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors Inc.

SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors Inc.

SAP on its USD3.4bn public acquisition of NYSE-listed cloud computing leader SuccessFactors, Inc., which is based in San Mateo, California.
GE Oil & Gas

GE Oil & Gas

GE Oil & Gas on its acquisition of the Well Support division of John Wood Group PLC (“Wood Group”) for approximately USD2.8bn.
Richard Fuld

Richard Fuld

Richard Fuld, former Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, on an array of intersecting proceedings arising out of Lehman's well-publicized bankruptcy. We are representing Mr. Fuld in connection with his Congressional testimony, government and regulatory inquiries, and multiple securities and ERISA class actions.

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News & insights

Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy Hosts third Annual Leveraged Finance Training Camp in New York for 30 Major Financial Institutions

The one-day accelerator convened junior and mid-level bankers to provide an in-depth look at the legal underpinnings of leveraged finance transactions

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News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Financing role for A&O on LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co

Paris/New York: Allen & Overy has advised the banks on one of the largest deals ever in the luxury sector. A EUR15 billion equivalent loan facility is being used to finance the agreed acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group, of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (“Tiffany”), the global luxury jeweller, making it one of this year's flagship deals in the European loan market.

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Allen & Overy U.S. Leveraged Finance Practice Advises on Over $13 billion of Debt Financings

News: 14 OCTOBER 2019

Allen & Overy U.S. Leveraged Finance practice advises on over USD13 billion of debt financings

2019 has continued to be a busy year for Allen & Overy’s U.S. Leveraged Finance practice, with the 25 attorney team providing counsel on some of the largest and most complex U.S. and cross-border transactions.

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Narciso Campos Cuevas, Partner at Mexican law firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C., former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Ministry of the Treasury in Mexico.

News: 08 OCTOBER 2019

U.S. enforcement - assessing the risks for non-U.S. banks

Allen & Overy New York partners, Eugene Ingoglia and Todd Fishman, and former associate, Rachel Agress, reflected on U.S. regulatory and enforcement risks, as participants on a panel at the Mexican Banking Association (ABM) International Seminar on Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing.

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Introducing our offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

“Allen & Overy’s U.S. practice is a cornerstone of our global strategy. It is dedicated to our clients’ U.S. and cross-border needs. Our U.S. and international finance, litigation, corporate, and financial services regulatory practices combine to provide a service that very few firms can match for local depth and global reach.” Tim House, Senior Managing Partner in the U.S. and Latin America

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