Transaction Support Unit
Allen & Overy is a pioneer in many disciplines which enables us to structure better and more flexible offers for our clients. This maxim was also the decisive factor in creating the Transaction Support Unit (TSU), ie a concept which is not reliant on volume but contributes our high-quality advice by effectively facilitating workflows.
A powerful, integrated team
A key benefit of the TSU is its interdisciplinary approach and implementation which combines specialist legal knowledge, technology and processes. Our Transaction Officers and Transaction Lawyers are extremely versatile and very quick to familiarise themselves with new working environments. Savings are generated by having familiarity with the legal requirements of the project and the underlying processes and workflows, as well as the ability to facilitate and accelerate work in a targeted and structured manner.
The TSU acts as an enabler for very large transactions as well as litigation and investigation projects – with legal tech and project management in particular, the TSU allows us to deliver quick, efficient, and targeted results.
Wolf Bussian, Managing Partner - Litigation/Frankfurt
The TSU is my first choice for our clients when it comes to delivering Allen & Overy’s high quality advice on a tight budget.
Markus Käpplinger, Partner - Corporate/Frankfurt
A selection of our benefits
Deploying the TSU generates cost savings of up to 30%
Knowledge of matters and workflows
Focus on workflow management, supported by legal tech applications and project management methods
Excellent professional training standards for Transaction Lawyers and Transaction Officers
Experienced in setting up and organising international matters
Direct contact with legal tech developers enabling us to develop tailor-made solutions for clients
Familiarity with structures similar to those in legal departments
in the fields of Corporate, Banking, Real Estate, Antitrust, ICM, ECM and Public Law
in identifying and incorporating suitable software solutions for certain project stages and processes
Constant view of process optimisation solutions
The TSU offers additional resources when time is of the essence and administrates our legal tech solutions which play an ever increasing role, especially in cross-border cases. We could not achieve the same resourcefulness and efficiency for our clients if we could not count on the TSU’s assistance...
Ellen Braun, Partner - Antitrust/Hamburg
Facts and Figures
In 2020 the TSU was involved in 150 matters.
TSU matters were completed in 2020.
The TSU is working in parallel on over 100 matters on average.
The TSU handles around 50 different matter types in parallel.
The TSU works in an interdisciplinary manner, across 8 practice groups.
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E-signing according to German law
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