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United States

Our Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices are the core of the global U.S. practice with 225 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.
ENGIE Mexico

ENGIE Mexico

Bancomext, BBVA, Credit Agricole, EKF, Natixis and Proparco as lenders to a portfolio financing, which has been qualified as a green loan, of four solar plants and two wind farms being developed in Mexico by ENGIE Mexico (with second and third round CENACE PPAs).
Metro de Bogotá

Metro de Bogotá

China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd (CHEC) in connection with the Primera Línea del Metro de Bogotá – Tramo I PPP project.
Terminal 1 at JFK airport

Terminal 1 at JFK airport

Carlyle Infrastructure Partners on the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the redevelopment of Terminal 1 at JFK airport.
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.
OneWeb Satellites

OneWeb Satellites

The Senior Lenders (including IFC, EBRD, JBIC, UKEF, Bpifrance, EXIAR, Finnvera, Mizuho, HSBC and ING) on the USD 5bn project financing of a constellation of 882 satellites and associated infrastructure and ground facilities for OneWeb.
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.
ConRAC Consolidated Rental Car Facilities

ConRAC Consolidated Rental Car Facilities

CONRAC Solutions Capital LLC in connection with the development and financing of consolidated rental car facilities (CONRACs) at Reno-Tahoe, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Newark and Hartford airports.
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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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 18 JUNE 2021

Biden emissions pledges and environmental policies

President Biden’s carbon emissions pledges and “whole of government” strategy for climate change are putting environmental goals at the forefront of US policy.

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News: 14 JUNE 2021

Legal 500 U.S. 2021 recognizes 20 Allen & Overy practices, including 3 groups ranked for the first time

The Legal 500 U.S. recognized a total of 20 Allen & Overy U.S. practice areas and 8 U.S.-based partners in its annual guide, Legal 500: United States 2021.

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Publications: 09 JUNE 2021

A&O hosts webinar on drug formulations in life sciences transactions

On Tuesday 25 May 2021, Allen & Overy IP associate Tine Carmeliet chaired a presentation with IP partner Keren Livneh and IP associate Megan McMellon and M&A associate Zara Sproul on “Drug…

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Aerial view of a number of solar panels on top of grass

News: 09 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises on one of the world’s largest solar power plants

Allen & Overy advised CIM Group on a 250 MW solar photovoltaic project called Aquamarine being developed in San Joaquin Valley, California. The plant is part of the first phase of the Westlands Solar…

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Introducing our offices in Los Angeles, 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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