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United Kingdom

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: 12 APRIL 2021

Pensions UK: What's new this week - 12 April 2021

This week we cover topics including: the updated industry code of practice on pension scams; the Pensions Regulator’s climate change strategy; and the increase to the fraud compensation levy. For an…

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Publications: 12 APRIL 2021

In Credit Podcast: Key takeaways from the Financial Conduct Authority’s finalised guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers

In this episode of In Credit, A&O consumer finance team Joanne Owens, Victoria Ferres and Sophie Skeet are joined by A&O Consulting executive director Claire Haydon to discuss the Financial Conduct…

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

Opportunity and optimism: Review of the UK funds regime - a call for input by the UK government

In a post-Brexit world, the UK government is contemplating significant reform of the tax and various regulatory features of its funds regime.

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

A&O hosts webinar on International trade in the 2020s: What next for London, Beijing and Brussels?

On Tuesday 30 March 2021, Allen & Overy partner and co-head of the International Trade and Regulatory Law Group, Matthew Townsend chaired a panel on “International trade in the 2020s: What next for…

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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.