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All our important numbers and initiatives


Global snapshot

This snapshot will provide you with all the latest information on our global presence, lawyers across the network, key accolades and more.

Read "Allen & Overy: Global snapshot​" (PDF 2 MB) 


About us

At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have done throughout our 88-year history. We will do this by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face. 

Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses on transactions that have changed their industries. These include advising: HSBC globally on the project to restructure its legal and business structure to meet the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda and is the single largest project undertaken by the UK financial services industry to date; 21st Century Fox on its proposed acquisition by The Walt Disney Company; the second restructuring of Edcon Holdings Ltd and Edcon Ltd, one of the market’s most significant restructurings, which brought together experts advising on South African law, English law and New York law; and Worldpay on its merger with Vantiv, which involved lawyers from 20 A&O offices. 

Building on our long heritage enables us to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation with and for our clients. To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning more than 40 offices worldwide. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled. 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.

Global headcount

Number of partners
Allen & Overy has some 550 partners across its network of more than 40 offices worldwide.

There are 2,800 lawyers globally including associates and counsel.

Graduate recruitment

Trainee intake
Allen & Overy currently offers 80-90 trainee seats per year in London.

Retention rates
March 2018: out of the 46 newly qualified trainees, we offered 40 places, of which 37 accepted, giving a retention rate of 80%.

Vacation schemes
Each year we offer approximately 60 vacancies across our vacation schemes. In each of our programmes the student will assist their trainer - a partner or an associate - on real deals and undertake a number of exercises designed to develop their skills as a commercial lawyer.

The A&O network

Number of offices
Allen & Overy has more than 40 offices in 30 countries.

Number of countries
Allen & Overy operates in 30 countries with several international desks.

Number of languages
Thirty nine languages are spoken across Allen & Overy's network of more than 40 offices in 30 countries.

Explore our global reach.

Annual results

FY 2019 - Strong performance driven by growth across all regions. Client revenue up 5% to GBP1.627 billion and profit before tax up 8% to GBP708 million.
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FY 2018 - Strong growth driven by cross-border work. Revenue up 4% to GBP1.57 billion and profit before tax up 3% to GBP690 million.
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FY 2017 - International investment delivers record results. Revenue up 16% to GBP1.52 billion and profit before tax up 27% to GBP716 million.
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FY 2016 – Maintains top-line growth. Revenue up 2.3% to GBP1.31 billion and profit before tax -1.4% at GBP562m due to IFRS accounting provisions for pensions and property costs – excluding these items, profits were flat.
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Visit our Annual Review 2016 microsite

FY 2015- Fifth year of growth. Revenue up 4% to GBP1.28bn and profit before tax up 7% to GBP570m
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Visit our Annual Review 2015 microsite

FY 2014 - Changing business. Turnover up 2% to GBP1.23bn and profit (before tax and exceptional items) up 7% to GBP523m
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Visit our Annual Review 2014 microsite

FY 2013 - A year of consolidation. Turnover up 0.6% to GBP1.19bn (USD1.84bn; EUR1.41bn) and profit (before tax and exceptional items) up 2.2% to GBP496.7m (USD770m; EUR587m)
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Visit our Annual Review 2013 microsite

FY 2012 - More global growth. Turnover up 6% to GBP1.18bn (USD 1.92bn; EUR1.45bn) and profit (before tax and exceptional items) up 7% to GBP486m (USD790m; EUR597m)
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FY 2011 – A year of investment. Turnover up 7% to GBP1.12bn (USD1.87bn; EUR1.26bn).
Read the press release (PDF, 374 KB)
Visit our Annual Review 2011 microsite

FY 2008 - Global growth delivering record results. Profit before tax up 13% to GBP447 million (USD88m; EUR569m). Turnover up 15% to GBP1.016bn (USD2.012bn; EUR1.292bn).
Read our Annual Report 2008 (PDF, 2.37 MB)

For more reports, related news and contacts, see our Annual reports page.

Key accolade

In 2018, Allen & Overy was named the ‘Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe’ for a record sixth time at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards. This is the second time we have won the accolade in consecutive years. More information can be found here.

Diversity and inclusion

For our full policy and more detailed information, see our Diversity and inclusion pages.

Pro bono

Allen & Overy has an extensive global pro bono and community investment programme, which is an important part of who we are and the values on which we build our business.

For further information on the variety of projects we are involved in, see our Pro bono and community pages

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