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Allen & Overy LLP
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Allen & Overy LLP
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 0 and 20%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
Consultants and support services (such as rating, IT or law firms)
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Patrick Mischo
Allen & Overy Luxembourg - 33 avenue J.F. Kennedy
+352 44 445 51
+352 44 445 5444
Organisation summary

As an international law firm, our overriding goal is to work alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, providing the support they need to thrive in this dynamic economic environment. We stay committed to the microfinance industry and believe that we can make a valuable contribution to its future, in particular in Luxembourg, which has become one of the leading jurisdictions for the set-up of microfinance investment vehicles and whose government has sought proactively to develop and advocate the potential of microfinance as a tool to fight poverty over the last 15 years.

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Guarantees
  • Subsidies / donations in money
Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
Areas of intervention: 
  • Intermediate level: Microfinance investment vehicules, Social impact/performance
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation
  • Other themes: Academic research
Main competences: 

Our Microfinance practice encompasses more than 300 lawyers located in over 25 offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and includes many of the leading practitioners in our key practice groups including banking, capital markets, corporate, tax and dispute resolution. We advise microfinance institutions, credit institutions, European and International Institutions as well as their counterparties and investors in microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs). This particular experience from all perspectives ensures that Allen & Overy is perfectly positioned to deliver. Luxembourg is, and will remain, the domicile of choice in Europe for the establishment of MIVs. We have advised numerous clients with the setting up of their MIV. We have advised on the establishment of MIVs active in all microfinance sectors and regions.

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