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Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP, organizační složka ABOUT ALLEN & OVERY At a time of huge change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have throughout our 85-year history. We will do that by staying one step ahead and by constantly challenging ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the most complex legal challenges our clients face. Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s most sophisticated businesses on market-leading transactions that have changed their industries. This includes: advising on the largest oil refinery project in Vietnam (Nghi Son) and the joint venture between H.C. Starck and Vietnam’s largest private sector company, Masan Group; advising on the groundbreaking creation of Abu Dhabi’s first financial free zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market; and representing Novartis in its successful patent battle with MedImmune over Novartis’ blockbuster drug Lucentis – to name just a few achievements. We are able to build on the foundations of our long heritage to attract the most talented people and develop the high-performance culture necessary to innovate and change the face of business. Our commitment to help our clients deliver their global strategies has seen us build a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in more than 100 countries where we do not have a presence.
This network has allowed us to become one of the largest and most connected law firms in our peer group, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled. So when we talk about global coverage, we are not just talking about having offices in some important cities around the world. We mean being able to combine our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients. “Thanks to our global network, in FY2015 A&O handled a record 230 transactions worth USD221.8bn and during the calendar year 2014, we advised on USD1.3tn of transactions, a level unmatched by any other law firm in the world (Thomson Reuters and Dealogic).”
ALLEN & OVERY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC Since entering the Czech Republic in 1992 we have established ourselves as a leading local provider of legal services. Our strength is our lawyers’ combined international experience and in–depth knowledge of the Czech legal and regulatory environment. The integration of the Prague office into the Allen & Overy international network of offices ensures a comprehensive sharing of knowledge, processes, skills and IT systems. The office offers a full suite of corporate, finance (debt and equity), tax and litigation services.