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The high number of companies eyeing acquisitions or ventures that will allow them to redomicile their business in the UK and Ireland is a major theme of this report.
Allen & Overy has commissioned independent research into how the delivery of legal services is changing around the world.
This article considers the key changes in the Brussels Regulation (recast) for commercial parties.
The mid-year trends in global antitrust enforcement paint a daunting picture for businesses currently caught in the crosshairs of a cartel investigation.
Following the 2008 financial crisis, there has been greater focus by commercial parties on dispute resolution provisions in transaction documents.
While the European Timber Regulation dates back to 2010, it only took direct effect in member states last year.
In this video on Reuters TV, Tom Levine, head of the global telecoms group at Allen & Overy, comments on trends in telecoms consolidation.
At the start of 2014, Neelie Kroes, head of the European Commission’s digital agenda, remarked that ‘virtually every business is a digital business now’.
This video from Allen & Overy looks at the way that a carefully planned and executed people management strategy can be critical to the success of a merger.
Apportionment of rent and break clauses: Court of Appeal reverses first-instance decision in BNP Paribas v M&S
The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd (and Another) v Marks and Spencer plc.
Article 2 of Law no. 2014-1 of 2 January 2014 enabled the French government to simplify and secure the legislation relating to companies in difficulty.
A new French law, the ‘Law to recapture the real economy’ (‘Loi visant à reconquérir l’économie réelle’ or ‘Loi Florange’), was made on 1 April 2014.
Allen & Overy has produced a checklist of the key steps and issues involved to help clients navigate through the process of an investigation.
On 28 March 2014, three new EU public procurement directives were published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The purpose of this brief note is to help market participants make contingency plans where the political crisis involving Ukraine results in sanctions and embargoes.
President Obama has signed an executive order authorising additional sanctions against persons the US has deemed to be contributing to the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
Where parties to a contract wish to exclude claims for damages under s50 Sale of Goods Act 1979, said contract must contain clear and specific wording to that effect.
A recent court decision has demonstrated that if a party can establish that information is truly confidential, then it is likely to benefit from wide protection.
With the World Cup only three months away, employers need to consider the impact that a four-week international football event may have on the workplace.
Keeping track of the latest European developments, as well as domestic trends and changes, can be difficult — all the more so for multinational businesses.