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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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AG applies linking case law to media players

Advocate General advises CJEU that media-players which link to unlawful streaming sites are unlawful.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Media

Using documents previously disclosed in earlier litigation

The restrictions on the collateral use of documents previously disclosed in separate litigation have recently come under the judicial spotlight.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 22 March 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Arbitration in the Netherlands – The 2015 Dutch Arbitration Act

This article reflects on arbitration in the Netherlands in general and then discusses the most important changes brought by the 2015 Act.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 20 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Importance of patents in Chinese pharmaceutical tendering

China has a complicated and unique tendering system for drugs – and patents play an important role in almost every tender.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 16 March 2017 | Practice Area: Health Care

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Dutch Bonus Cap and Brexit

Dutch Central Bank provides explanation on international holding exception and Dutch Minister of Finance comments on circumvention.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Privilege in cross-border investigations – Whither shall we go following the Rights Issue Decision?

The ripple effects of the important December 2016 decision by the English High Court in The RBS Rights Issue Litigation continue to reverberate.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 10 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Trump and the TPP: un-writing history?

This post considers the nature of President Trump's withdrawal of the US from the TPP, the principles of public international law that enabled it to occur, and what these mean for the future of the TPP.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 06 March 2017 | Practice Area: Restraint of Trade

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Antitrust in China

This briefing examines 2016 highlights and offers an outlook on 2017.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 02 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

2017 heralds new non-financial reporting requirements across Europe

​For many large companies across Europe, 2017 marks the introduction of new non-financial reporting requirements addressing issues such as human rights and corruption.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 28 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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The EU Winter Package

On 30 November 2016 the Commission published its so-called ‘Winter Package’ of eight proposals to facilitate the transition to a ‘clean energy economy’.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 23 February 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

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