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A&O statement on U.S. talks


2 September 2019


Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers have held discussions about a possible combination and, despite agreeing that there were some compelling synergies between us and that it was sensible to explore a possible deal in some detail, we have mutually decided not to continue these discussions. Both firms have developed a great deal of mutual respect and expect to remain in close contact in the service of our shared clients. As we move ahead, we wish each other continued success.

Building our presence in the U.S. remains the highest priority for Allen & Overy and we will significantly increase our immediate focus on lateral individual and team hires, while remaining open to considering opportunities for larger combinations that may arise in the future. 

For any media enquiries please contact Elizabeth Randall,, on +44 (0)20 3088 2989.




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