Allen & Overy LLP

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

Australia
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What the team is known for The Australian offices of Allen & Overy are fully integrated with the firm's Asia-Pacific practice, which frequently assembles multi-jurisdictional teams to advise on high-value corporate and financing deals. Its Australia-based lawyers have a diverse range of international experience and many are dual-qualified in English or US law, enabling them to play leading roles on substantial international mandates.

The firm is singled out for its expertise in top-tier regional financing matters and is a go-to choice for cross-border capital raising matters for major clients in the mining and resources sectors. Its experts in major financial centres bolster its offering in these areas for Australian clients, and its on-the-ground expertise ensures overseas clients receive an integrated service on foreign investment into Australia.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's international network of top-tier lawyers as a unique advantage. As one says, "because they have an international group I am not totally reliant on the office here but have the ability to network within their organisation to obtain the necessary information from whatever country I am operating with. This comes with not just an understanding of the jurisdiction but also an understanding of the potential partners I am likely to have, be it in the US, China or the UK."

The firm's practitioners in Western Australia are similarly singled out for praise by a client who says: "They are experts in the field. They have depth of experience in Perth and internationally, so have plenty of resources to pull on."