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Our lawyers in London advise the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments and private individuals.

We regularly work on complex cross-border transactions, ground breaking new legal solutions and products, and help Allen & Overy's clients resolve their most difficult disputes.

The majority of our 2000 people in the UK are based at One Bishops Square in London. Allen & Overy's Belfast office, comprising our Legal Services Centre and Support Services Centre, opened in July 2011 and is home to around 400 of our people.

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Publications: 30 JULY 2021

UK SPACs - FCA relaxes rules including presumption of suspension on announcement of business combination

With effect from 10 August 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is implementing its Listing Rule changes and guidance for UK Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.

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News: 30 JULY 2021

Acquisition of Fenergo – A&O advising the consortium vehicle owned by Bridgepoint and Astorg

London – Allen & Overy is advising funds advised by Bridgepoint and a consortium vehicle owned 50:50 between funds advised by Bridgepoint and French private equity firm Astorg Asset Management…

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Publications: 29 JULY 2021

Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change

On 7 July 2021, the UK regulators published a joint discussion paper setting out policy options to drive diversity and inclusion in financial services. In this wide-ranging and significant paper the…

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Publications: 29 JULY 2021

Lukas Rengier and Fabian Kolf contribute chapters to Lexology's Private Antitrust Litigation 2022

Lukas Rengier and Fabian Kolf, members of our global antitrust team based in Hamburg, have contributed two chapters to the latest (2022) edition of Lexology Getting The Deal Through's Private…

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A&O London office Covid-19 risk assessment

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Following consultation with staff representatives in our London office, and paying close attention to the government guidance first published on 11 May 2020 ‘Working safely during Covid-19 in offices and contact centres’, we have undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment and taken appropriate actions to minimise identified risks. As government guidance develops and the pandemic evolves, we will continue to review and update this risk assessment as necessary.

Our U.K Seminar programme

Now in its 24th year, this programme brings you the latest expert views and information on the big issues facing businesses today. These seminars give you direct access to our partners' knowledge and expertise and the guidance you need to tackle today's rapidly-evolving markets.