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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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Hard lessons from the English court on legal professional privilege

A series of recent judgments by the English courts have shone a spotlight on the limits of the protection provided by legal professional privilege. This article considers the implications.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 14 August 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Joint DB and DC trustee agenda update for August 2017 meetings

Allen & Overy’s monthly update on current legal issues for trustees of DC pension schemes is designed to help you stay up to date with key developments between trustee meetings.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 31 July 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

A&O SMCR reflections: Don’t overlook these things when considering employee conduct and performance issues

In its second blog post looking at the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime, Allen & Overy highlights key areas that firms should not lose sight of, as well as relevant record-keeping considerations.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 21 July 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

European White Collar Crime Report

A&O's quarterly European White Collar Crime Report focuses on key developments across Europe and contains commentary and legal updates from members of our European investigations practice.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 21 July 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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Global cartel enforcement: Where is it heading in 2017?

Depending on how you choose to read the mid-year statistics, 2017 is either trending towards record high or record low fine totals for global cartel enforcers. A&O’s Global Cartel Enforcement Mid-Year Report examines the figures.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Last call for securities class actions

The US Supreme Court made clear this past Monday that there’s no room for hesitation in pursuing claims for securities law violations. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

GMP round-up: where are we now?

This briefing provides an update on the latest developments in a number of areas related to guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) rights.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 07 July 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

The pendulum swings: M&A Insights | H1 2017

M&A activity continues to hold up surprisingly well in an uncertain world. This report looks at the regional variations.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 05 July 2017 | Practice Area: Merger Control

Senior Managers and Certification Regime reflections: Managing conduct and performance issues

In the first of a series of blog posts, A&O looks at issues that firms have been facing since the implementation of the SMCR in relation to managing employee conduct and performance issues.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 04 July 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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Collective class actions: is it easier for claimants to establish harm in follow on actions?

Potential claimants in follow on actions may be buoyed by the fact that decisions of EU member state competition authorities and courts are now prima facie evidence of an infringement.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 30 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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