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Allen & Overy LLP

International & Cross-Border Capabilities

Band 1BelgiumGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A premier international firm, Allen & Overy in Belgium is identified as a standout choice in the market for handling cross-border matters. Based in Brussels and Antwerp, the team has established a strong presence in the market and routinely collaborates with Allen & Overy's wider global network, acting on Belgium law aspects of inbound deals. It is also recognised for its ability to lead multi-jurisdictional outbound deals, coordinating with the firm's offices as well as local co-counsel. The team is particularly strong in the European context, aided by its close links with its UK hub.

The firm offers a full service of transactional and contentious capabilities, often acting on high-end, complex and international matters. It excels across a range of sectors, particularly in TMT, and its stellar practices include M&A, banking, competition and dispute resolution. It is much sought after by a diverse list of Belgian and international clients, ranging from financial services providers, manufacturers and large corporates.


A client enthuses: "All activities with A&O have had significant cross-border elements. These elements were handled very well - it was almost unnoticeable for us that these were picked up by foreign teams with the way it was managed by the Belgian team." Another interviewee says: "As a company present in 40 countries, we work cross-border with A&O." They claim the firm is "coordinating the work very well."

Another client praises the firm's handling of global data protection advice "covering multiple jurisdictions," further highlighting its "deep-rooted expertise across multiple sectors."

A further client notes that the firm's cross-office "cooperation between Belgium and Netherlands is very good," adding: "They were always informed of what was happening in the rest of the case."

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