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Join a first-class training programme, gain global experience, work on cutting-edge deals and learn from lawyers who are leaders in their field of practice.

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Why Allen & Overy?

What we do

With over 5,500 people in 43 offices, we're a business doing work of global significance.

We're one firm structured as seven global practices; over half of our transactions involve three or more jurisdictions, and nearly three-quarters of the work we do draws on the resources of two or more of our offices.

What we do goes beyond delivering an outstanding service. We lead the market by finding new ways of meeting the challenges that our clients face. Our thinking is innovative and our approach, fearless. We draw on a world-leading network of expertise and on a diverse range of tools - such as our Legal Services Centre and our network of over 300 Peerpoint consultants - to successfully exceed expectations.

Global coverage in today's market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients. For you it means wherever your ambitions lie, we can provide you with the opportunity and the scope to have a career more fulfilling than you can imagine.

Culture and values

We work to attract, develop and keep the very best people - and we don't take them for granted.

All kinds of people work at Allen & Overy, and we all have a few things in common. We're united by ambition and drive, and by the restless pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We foster a working environment based on collaboration and mutual respect, where everyone is trusted to do their very best work.

But as important as that work is, we know that it's also important for our people to have a life beyond it. Everyone at A&O is given the space and encouragement to pursue their interests, and access to clubs and events where they can discover new passions. They can also take part in our programme of pro bono and community work that complements their skills and ambitions.

Put the competition far behind you.

We're a pre-eminent global law firm, operating in over 30 countries around the world.

We're the only law firm to have featured in the top three of the Financial Times Innovative Law Firm ranking every year, and to have topped the list five times. Last year we worked for 87% of Forbes' top 100 public companies and we promoted 24 new partners around the globe.

This phenomenal success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients, together.

We set the trends

Our track record of innovation is impressive. From our expansion into new jurisdictions, flexible working for partners, and our alternative resourcing options such as Peerpoint, we are setting the standard for what a global law firm should look like. We're determined not just to be at the forefront of developments, but to set the pace and lead the way.

We're ambitious and driven. We challenge each other and the status quo. We're open, honest, and never afraid of change. We expect you to own your career, so don't wait to be told, go out and seize the opportunity.

International focus

Our global success is built on our network of internationally agile lawyers.

With offices in 31 countries, we act as one global law firm driving excellence consistently across the world and setting the standard for the future. Wherever the next challenge arises, we're ready to send the best people to be by our clients' side. Enhancing our international mobility is central to our strategy, paramount to our firm's performance and your personal and professional growth. So we're encouraging all of our people to seize the next international opportunity, develop a global mind-set, broaden their cultural exposure and expand their network.

If you want to make it happen, we provide the support you need to thrive. We offer short and long-term opportunities across our entire network - from New York to Hong Kong, London to Dubai and beyond. Our Global Mobility Team are on hand to smooth the process over, taking care of the logistics so you can take care of the law. That's why we are leaps and bounds ahead of the competition when it comes to global mobility, moving a significant number of people every year. We make an international focus part of our DNA so you can reap the rewards.

Community investment

With unrivalled depth of expertise and a presence in over thirty countries, we're in a position to effect positive change on pressing issues all over the world. Our pro bono and community investment work is focussed on two major themes - access to justice and access to education and employment - and adapted to the needs and priorities of local cultures. We also bring together the skills and resources of the entire firm to make a significant impact on the work of one organisation through our Global Charity Partnership.

Last year 54% of our lawyers took part in pro bono work to a value of GBP 21.2m - but we try and use the skills of all of our people to their greatest effect, whichever part of the firm they're from and whatever their area of expertise. You could find yourself working for global human rights organisations such as the UNHCR, Fair Trials International and the Equal Rights Trust. The opportunities to progress, both personally and professionally, are endless.

Diversity and inclusion

"We continue to be committed to supporting diversity in the broadest sense and continuing to ensure we have an inclusive environment for everyone."

Wim Dejonghe, senior partner

At A&O we recognise that people are different, in ways that we can see and ways that we can't. We think that is a good thing. As well as creating a rich working environment that makes our work more enjoyable, the business benefits are clear. Being diverse and ensuring that we are inclusive helps us to attract the best people, innovate and understand and relate to our clients.

Our goal is simple, we want A&O to be a place where a diverse group of people can be themselves and bring the best of themselves to their careers.

Achieving this is a little more complex. Understanding the benefits of diversity is not enough to make the difference. Our guiding principles ensure we challenge ourselves to make our culture more inclusive, both locally and globally, and allow us to be open and honest in influencing the bigger picture, both in and out of A&O.

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