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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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Trends in investment treaty arbitration: a perspective on Brazil

This blog post discusses the context in which cooperation and facilitation investment agreements in Brazil have emerged, and reflects on how they compare to traditional bilateral investment treaties.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 10 November 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

Mapping responsibility: HKMA extends focus on management and its accountability

On 16 October 2017, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced the introduction of a new Management Accountability Initiative. This bulletin provides an overview of the MAI, and considers timing and next steps.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 08 November 2017 | Practice Area: Management Buyins and Buyouts

Hold the Bellini

Allen & Overy’s Magdalena Borucka explains why a Cipriani scion failed to secure a name-based mark.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 19 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Financial crime and investigations update for UK corporates

The law and practice relating to financial crime and investigations is evolving fast. This article provides a high level overview of recent developments for UK companies.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 26 September 2017 | Practice Area: Anti Money Laundering

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New D&O survey demonstrates increasing number of FCA investigations against senior managers

Allen and Overy, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson, conducted a survey among C-suite directors, revealing at least 33% percent have experienced a claim or investigation involving a senior manager. Read the report.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 20 September 2017 | Practice Area: Directors

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Whistleblower Update: SEC announces whistleblower award to a government agency employee

The award is noteworthy because of the source of the tip—a government employee—and because it is a first-of-its-kind whistleblower award at the SEC. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 31 August 2017 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

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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