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"We are one of a small group of truly international and integrated law firms with approximately 5,000 staff, including over 450 partners, working in 33 major centres worldwide.

"We also operate in regions where we do not have an office via our network of International Desks."

Global cover, deep local roots

The tree analogy best illustrates what Allen & Overy must achieve to be global: broad international cover with deep local roots.

"We must be present in those locations which are the source or destination of the major international capital flows and in the financial centres that handle those flows. But we must also build deep, well-informed and well-connected local law practices in those locations which allow us to assist global and national clients alike. That is a strategy which only a handful of law firms is successfully pursuing at the highest level."

Acting responsibly

"As a law firm, we are interested in fairness. That is why ‘justice around the world’ is the theme we have adopted to express our commitment to behaving responsibly. It reflects our belief that everyone deserves fair treatment."

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A quick guide to asset protection for pension schemes

Trustees of all scheme types need to understand the arrangements that are in place to safeguard scheme assets, and make improvements where appropriate. This guide gives an overview of the protection available.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 23 June 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

The intersection of US litigation and EU data privacy laws

Organisations that may become involved in US litigation should consider potential obligations to retain, review and produce documents when drafting privacy policies and notices.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 16 June 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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SEC disgorgement – It’s now or never

When is a penalty a “penalty,” and why does it matter? The question is whether SEC-mandated disgorgement of illicit profits is a “penalty” under the law, and the decision is Kokesh v. SEC.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 09 June 2017 | Practice Area: Security

Whistleblower update: Normal service resumes at the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower

There have been a number of interesting developments at the Whistleblower Office in recent weeks, which remind us that the SEC’s whistleblower program is still up and running.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 07 June 2017 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

Giving professional advice for free – what is my liability?

An architect who provided professional services to her friends, free of charge and without a contract, nevertheless owed a duty of care to exercise reasonable care and skill and was therefore legally responsible for her negligence.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 02 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Is it the end of the road for the SFO?

The Conservative Party has pledged in its manifesto to incorporate the Serious Fraud Office into the National Crime Agency. It remains to be seen whether and/or how the government delivers on this pledge.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 31 May 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

What is the Lehman Brothers Waterfall I litigation all about?

On 17 May 2017 the Supreme Court handed down an important judgment in the poetically named "Waterfall" litigation involving Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) – or "LBIE" for short.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 26 May 2017 | Practice Area: Insolvency

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Auto-enrolment and re-enrolment deconstructed

The third edition of A&O's guide to the auto-enrolment regime aims to be a useful tool for businesses navigating the new pensions landscape.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 24 May 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

DB and DC trustee agenda update: current legal issues

A&O’s monthly update on current legal issues for trustees responsible for DB and DC pension arrangements, is designed to help you stay up to date with key developments.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 22 May 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

Government proposes shake-up of Australia's foreign bribery laws

Proposed amendments include a new corporate offence of failing to prevent foreign bribery and a model for a deferred prosecution agreement scheme.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 16 May 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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