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Corporate responsibility

As one of the world’s largest and most connected law firms, we are in an unrivalled position to influence change. We take this responsibility seriously.

Each day, we challenge ourselves to bring original thinking to society’s biggest challenges. We recognise that every one of our people can  make a significant contribution. And that when we work together, we have the power to change lives.  

We rise to the challenge looking at ways in how we can improve our environmental performance and empower our people to make a positive impact. We’ve helped more than 1,400 young people gain work experience through our award-winning Smart Start programme. We’ve worked on landmark cases to support people facing human rights violations in conflict-affected areas. And soon we’ll reach our goal to raise £1 million for our global charity partner, Hope and Homes, to help end institutionalised care for children around the world. 

But we recognise that there is always more to do. So, we are determined to do just that.

Quick facts

Thinking differently

Diversity and inclusion at A&O

Diversity is a subject that has been a priority for both Andrew Ballheimer and Wim Dejonghe since they took over the leadership of A&O in 2016.

Global initiatives