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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.

The TSU is a unit comprising lawyers and, specifically, commercial law specialists who are closely integrated in their teams in the various practice areas and provide support with day-to-day legal work. In this context, the Transaction Officers and Transaction Lawyers not only meet the high standards demanded from legal advisers at Allen & Overy, but they also receive specialist training enabling them to identify and assess workflows and to deploy legal tech solutions and project management skills in order to optimise the processes they underlie.

A powerful, integrated team

By acting as an interface between legal advice and technology, the TSU embodies our “seamless service” approach like no other 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


A selection of our benefits

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


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The TSU is an exciting, fast-paced and challenging workplace in which you will have the opportunity to strengthen your tech and project management skills and work on complex business law matters across a wide range of practices and jurisdictions.



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TSU Brochure

Transaction Support Unit Germany

Who we are - what we do - how we can support:

Download our brochure now to find out more about the TSU's key competencies and benefits.

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