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Why Allen & Overy?

What we do

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With over 5,500 people in 43 offices, we’re a business doing work of global significance.

We’re one firm structured as seven global practices; over half of our transactions involve three or more jurisdictions, and nearly three-quarters of the work we do draws on the resources of two or more of our offices.

What we do goes beyond delivering an outstanding service. We lead the market by creating new legal solutions for our clients’ most difficult challenges. By thinking creatively and entrepreneurially, we disrupt expectations, push boundaries and build for the future. We draw on a world-leading network of expertise and on a diverse range of tools – such as our Advanced Delivery services and our network of over 300 Peerpoint consultants - to successfully demand and exceed the highest standards of our industry. 

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients. For you, it means that wherever you work, you’ll find a culture of inclusion and support that means you can feel confident to bring your whole self to work every single day.

Culture and values

It’s time to find common ground.

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We work to attract and retain the very best people – and we support them to build their future with us. All kinds of people work at A&O, and we have a few things in common. We’re united by ambition and drive, and the restless pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We foster a working environment based on collaboration and mutual respect, where everyone is trusted to do their very best work in the way they see fit, to a standard we all share. 

But as important as that work is, we know that it’s also imperative for our people to have a life beyond it. Everyone at A&O is given the space and encouragement to pursue the goals, interests and passions that make them who they are. 

Work at the forefront of the sector

We’re a pre-eminent global law firm, operating in over 30 countries around the world.

We’re the only law firm to have featured in the top three of the Financial Times Innovative Law Firm ranking every year, and to have topped the list five times. Last year we worked for 87% of Forbes’ top 100 public companies and we promoted 29 new partners around the globe, 45% being female.

This phenomenal success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment. They’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients and creating new possibilities within law, together.

We set the trends

Our track record of thinking differently is demonstrable in both how we think and how we work. From our expansion into new jurisdictions, commitment to the environment, and our alternative resourcing options such as Peerpoint, we are setting the standard for what a global law firm should look like. 

We’re motivated and excited by the potential of a changing world. We challenge each other and the status quo. We’re open, honest, and never afraid of change. We expect you to own your career, and in turn, we will provide you with the support you need to seize every opportunity. 

International focus

It’s time to make the move.

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Our global success is built on our expansive network 

With offices over 30 countries, we act as one global law firm driving excellence consistently across the world and setting the standard for the future. Wherever the next challenge arises, we’re ready to send the best people to be by our clients’ side. Enhancing our international mobility is central to our strategy, paramount to our firm’s performance and your personal and professional growth. So, we encourage all of our people to seize international opportunities, develop a global mind-set, broaden their cultural exposure and expand their network.

With over 5,500 people in 43 offices, we’re a business doing work of global significance.

We’re one firm structured as seven global practices; over half of our transactions involve three or more jurisdictions, and nearly three-quarters of the work we do draws on the resources of two or more of our offices.

What we do goes beyond delivering an outstanding service. We lead the market by creating new legal solutions for our clients’ most difficult challenges. By thinking creatively and entrepreneurially, we disrupt expectations, push boundaries and build for the future. We draw on a world-leading network of expertise and on a diverse range of tools – such as our Advanced Delivery services and our network of over 300 Peerpoint consultants - to successfully demand and exceed the highest standards of our industry. 

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients. For you, it means that wherever you work, you’ll find a culture of inclusion and support that means you can feel confident to bring your whole self to work every single day.

We work to attract and retain the very best people – and we support them to build their future with us. All kinds of people work at A&O, and we have a few things in common. We’re united by ambition and drive, and the restless pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We foster a working environment based on collaboration and mutual respect, where everyone is trusted to do their very best work in the way they see fit, to a standard we all share. 

But as important as that work is, we know that it’s also imperative for our people to have a life beyond it. Everyone at A&O is given the space and encouragement to pursue the goals, interests and passions that make them who they are. 

Work at the forefront of the sector

We’re a pre-eminent global law firm, operating in over 30 countries around the world.

We’re the only law firm to have featured in the top three of the Financial Times Innovative Law Firm ranking every year, and to have topped the list five times. Last year we worked for 87% of Forbes’ top 100 public companies and we promoted 29 new partners around the globe, 45% being female.

This phenomenal success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment. They’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients and creating new possibilities within law, together.

We set the trends

Our track record of thinking differently is demonstrable in both how we think and how we work. From our expansion into new jurisdictions, commitment to the environment, and our alternative resourcing options such as Peerpoint, we are setting the standard for what a global law firm should look like. 

We’re motivated and excited by the potential of a changing world. We challenge each other and the status quo. We’re open, honest, and never afraid of change. We expect you to own your career, and in turn, we will provide you with the support you need to seize every opportunity. 

Our global success is built on our expansive network 

With offices over 30 countries, we act as one global law firm driving excellence consistently across the world and setting the standard for the future. Wherever the next challenge arises, we’re ready to send the best people to be by our clients’ side. Enhancing our international mobility is central to our strategy, paramount to our firm’s performance and your personal and professional growth. So, we encourage all of our people to seize international opportunities, develop a global mind-set, broaden their cultural exposure and expand their network.

Community investment

 

With unrivalled depth of expertise and a presence in over thirty countries, we’re in a position to effect positive change on pressing issues all over the world. Our pro bono and community investment work is focussed on two major themes – access to justice and access to education and employment – and adapted to the needs and priorities of local cultures. We also bring together the skills and resources of the entire firm to make a significant impact on the work of one organisation through our Global Charity Partnership.

Last year 54% of our lawyers took part in pro bono work to a value of GBP 21.2m – but we try and use the skills of all of our people to their greatest effect, whichever part of the firm they’re from and whatever their area of expertise. You could find yourself working for global human rights organisations such as the UNHCR, Fair Trials International and the Equal Rights Trust. The opportunities to progress, both personally and professionally, are endless.

Diversity and inclusion

We all thrive when what makes us different is embraced. At A&O, we know we can’t be advanced as a firm by all being the same, which is why diversity and inclusion is one of our strategic priorities. We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where everyone feels that they can bring their authentic selves to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who they are in the workplace. To feel like they belong. To be All In.

We continually listen using tools such as focus groups, surveys, and input from our affinity groups, to understand the wide range of experiences and barriers that our diverse colleagues face. And we hold ourselves accountable, with data and transparency at the heart of our strategy. We’re proud of the how far we’ve come, but we’re not there yet. We’ll keep asking hard questions and making brave decisions until we are.

“Simply understanding the benefits of diversity is not enough to make the difference. In the real world, we need to act in a deliberate way to ensure that we create an inclusive working environment where everyone can contribute and progress.”

Wim Dejonghe, senior partner

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Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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