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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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Professional advisors not liable for client’s poor commercial judgment

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court provided guidance on the application and effect of the well-known, but often misunderstood, ‘SAAMCO principle’.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 27 April 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Competition class actions off to a slow but steady start

The first judgment on class certification for competition class actions has been issued by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 25 April 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

The FCA’s Business Plan 2017/2018: Key themes

This blog post looks at the main points of interest in the Business Plan from a contentious/enforcement perspective.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 21 April 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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A quiet year from the EU's courts

While 2016 was a quiet year for design decisions in the Court of Justice, 2017 looks to be a cracker year of important cases.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 April 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Autonomous & connected vehicles: navigating the legal issues

This paper discusses key trends and legal risks affecting autonomous and connected vehicles and the market participants active in this fast growing sector.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 12 April 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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The Manager-in-Charge Regime: Ruffling feathers in the year of the Rooster?

Augmenting or extending senior management accountability?

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 07 April 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Article 50 triggered: implications for employers and pension schemes

This briefing sets out the key action areas that employers and pension schemes should focus on over the months ahead.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 05 April 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

New monetary penalty regime for breach of financial sanctions

A new regime in the UK for punishing individuals or businesses that breach financial sanctions comes into force from 1 April. This briefing examines the detail.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 03 April 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

What you need to know about the DOJ Fraud Section’s new ‘Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs’ guidance

In February 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice, through the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division, issued new guidance on how it evaluates corporate compliance programs.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 30 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Cyber risk: practical actions to improve data security

This checklist sets out practical actions trustees can take to improve data security and reduce cybersecurity risk.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 28 March 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

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