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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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Broad Institute CRISPR-Cas9 patent revoked in Europe

A look at the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office's decision to revoke one of the Broad Institute’s foundational CRISPR-Cas9 patents in Europe.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 19 January 2018 | Practice Area: Business of law

Court releases final Unwired Planet v Huawei judgment and gives guidance on confidentiality in licensing disputes

A look at two judgments handed down by the High Court of England and Wales on confidentiality in Unwired Planet v Huawei, regarding licensing disputes.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 January 2018 | Practice Area: Telecoms

‘The more serious the allegation, the more cogent the evidence must be’: The UK FCA receives a reminder from the Court of Appeal

The UK Court of Appeal has reminded the UK Financial Conduct Authority that the more serious the allegation it makes about the conduct of a subject, the more cogent the evidence must be. This article examines the judgment.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 09 January 2018 | Practice Area: Litigation

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A slow start to enforcement activity under the UK SMCR

This article examines the latest figures from the FCA regarding the number of Senior Managers and Certified Persons who are currently the subject of FCA enforcement investigations.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 01 December 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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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

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