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Karen Seward

Partner

London

Karen Seward

Partner

London

Karen is A&O’s Global Head of Litigation and an Employment law specialist. Whether it is a strategic employment issue, a highly sensitive crisis or risk management problem, or complicated litigation, Karen is the person to know. Karen is routinely called by clients when faced with all manner of crises, including delicate boardroom issues, sensitive management challenges, senior executive exits, whistleblowing allegations and, especially over the last 12 months, issues connected to #MeToo. She is highly regarded by her peers and clients, which span financial institutions, global corporates, blue chip multinationals and law firms.

News & insights

Buildings sky

Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2021

The Pensions Regulator's powers and policy in practice: what do the new criminal offences mean for you?

Just hours before the ‘go live’ date of 1 October 2021, the Pensions Regulator published final details of its approach to prosecuting the new pension scheme-related criminal offences of avoidance of…

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Light trails in a city at night

News: 20 OCTOBER 2021

Trial win for A&O's U.S. IP Technology Disputes team

Allen & Overy’s U.S. IP Technology Disputes team recently achieved a complete victory for child car seat manufacturer Wonderland Group in an intellectual property (IP) trial against Evenflo. 

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News: 20 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Bridgepoint on the acquisition of a majority stake in PTV Group from Porsche SE

Allen & Overy has advised private equity house Bridgepoint on the acquisition of a majority stake in PTV Group ("PTV"), a leading global software company for traffic simulation and planning as well as…

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Publications: 18 OCTOBER 2021

Green pass: the obligation of green certifications in the working environments

The measures on the obligation to possess Green Certification Covid-19 for employees in the public and private sectors taking effect from 15 October 2021.

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1990

Academic

LLB, Law, 1987 

Law Society Finals, 1988 

 

Recognition

Awards & accolades

Outstanding Practitioner of the Year

Euromoney Women in Business Law awards, June 2018

Leading Individual

Legal 500 UK for Employment: Employees/Unions and Employment. (Employers and Senior Executives)