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Prepare to progress in a role where your impact on the business is always valued.

At Allen & Overy, our people are our strongest and most important asset. We pride ourselves on recruiting only the very best – lawyers and support professionals – and it is that basic principle which forms the foundation of our success.

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Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Business Development, Marketing and Communications

The Business Development, Marketing and Communications department plays a key role in enhancing our reputation for excellence and innovation at Allen & Overy. Each member of the team is committed to the highest level of client care and to maintaining our reputation as a key tool in increasing profitability.

We look for exceptionally talented individuals for one of our line or central roles. You'll need the appropriate academic and professional qualifications. You'll need a commercial approach too, be able to think laterally, be pragmatic, well organised and calm under pressure. In return, we'll offer you outstanding career development opportunities worldwide and comprehensive training.

Business Services

Business Services

Work in Business Services for Allen & Overy and you are working for one of the best legal practices in the world. We have a culture of excellence here which is second to none.

When it comes to the support underpinning their work, our need – and expect – the best. And this need is backed by significant investment in support services at Allen & Overy.

Our Business Services department team puts customer service above all else, and it is composed of four teams :

  • Hospitality services
  • Room service
  • Print room and mail service
  • Maintenance service
Finance

Finance

Work in Finance for Allen & Overy and you join a team at the heart of the most advanced law firm in the world. We have a culture of excellence here which is second to none.

We use Elite 3E, a new, leading-edge, financial software solution designed specifically for law firms. It enables us to manage our new business intake, billings, collections, payments and management reporting efficiently. It allows us to ensure consistent processes and controls throughout the firm. It helps us to deliver excellent service to our internal and external clients. Work for us, and you’re working as part of a truly global finance function. You’ll have colleagues in 44 offices around the world – everywhere from Sydney to New York, from Hong Kong to Dubai and throughout Europe.

We recruit at different levels, and across a number of different areas within Finance, so there is a clear career ladder to climb. There is also the potential to move across roles to broaden your experience.

 So whatever you want out of your finance career, Allen & Overy is the place for you.

Human Resources

Human Resources

Work in HR for Allen & Overy and you join a team at the heart of one of the best law firms in the world. We have a culture of excellence here which is second to none.

We have a dynamic, collaborative and valued HR team, and now is the right time to join it. We continue to ensure that we meet the changing needs of this growing, successful business – and always to the extremely high standards we are known for. 

We are building on our existing expertise and reshaping the function to ensure it continues to deliver a highly-valued service and remains at the forefront of the HR industry for a long time to come.

If you are just starting out on your HR career or already have a track record of success, Allen & Overy is the place for you, as you’ll gain invaluable experience and expertise working with the best lawyers in the world.

But whether you’re starting out or not, the range of training and development opportunities are impressive.

Information Technology

Information Technology

Work in IT for Allen & Overy and you are working for one of the best legal practices in the world. We have a culture of excellence here which is second to none.

That’s why Allen & Overy has invested heavily in the very best IT systems and gone to great lengths to ensure that they are fully integrated across our international network. Our document management system, for example, is an industry leader.

We need talented people to help us keep this valued infrastructure running smoothly 24/7. The first-rate support we provide to the business is plugged straight into our 44 offices around the world – everywhere from Sydney to New York, from Hong Kong to Dubai and throughout Europe.

Legal PAs

Legal PAs

The PA support is an increasingly sophisticated and demanding role, requiring greater use of technology and a wide range of skills. We recruit legal PAs into all areas of Allen & Overy.

In return for a high level of technical ability, professionalism, team spirit and flexibility, we offer our PAs an excellent salary and benefits package, together with an in-depth induction programme, technical training and development programme.

As a Legal PA, you work alongside leaders in their field and supporting the growth of an international legal practice that brings enormous challenges and broad opportunities for career development.

Library and Information

Library and Information

Join the Library and Research team at Allen & Overy and contribute to a highly-valued service that underpins the success of our lawyers around the world.

Information services are integral to the firm's knowledge strategy. We look for innovative, resourceful individuals, committed to the provision and exchange of knowledge and information. The work is rewarding and there are excellent career development opportunities.

The team encompasses all aspects of the information profession – producing bespoke research pieces, delivering authoritative training, responding to legal and business queries and managing the extensive hard copy needs of our lawyers.

We work with the best, so we are looking to recruit only the best. We want proactive people who can deliver and contribute to the wider team and help us to develop our service even further.

Innovation

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 six times.

We’re determined not just to be at the forefront of developments, but to set the pace and lead the way. We have created Fuse, our tech innovation incubator based in our London office, designed to bring forward-thinking tech companies together with clients and A&O experts. We’re creating solutions to some of the most intractable challenges faced by companies, financial institutions and law firms today.

In Paris, we have created an innovation committee called LegalTech Paris. Composed of seven permanent members, it drives the internal use of new technological tools, and holds targeted meetings and events for our clients on these topics.

"We have a dual role in Paris: to bring in the market the tools that we have already successfully developed worldwide (with our incubator Fuse in London) but also to identify "the rising stars" from the French market that could be useful to our clients and enable us to improve our services."

Hervé Ekué, Managing Partner of Allen & Overy Paris

Learning & development

We're passionate about providing top-quality training and development for all our people. Our aim is to constantly grow as a leading global law firm and our people are key to achieving this goal. That's why we invest in you – providing a career which is tailored to your skills and helping you achieve your goals. We aim to bring you opportunities you wouldn't find anywhere else – and to do this, we've created the A&O Support Academy.

Its aim is to provide our business teams globally with the leadership, management and business skills needed to succeed and reach their full potential. The programmes are delivered by a mix of internal and external facilitators, these programmes are specifically tailored to the every-day work reality and challenges of business teams at A&O.

The Academy can be joined at any point in your career, from foundation, through advanced and up to mastery level. Many of the programmes are offered on a regional basis to enable everyone globally to attend and network with their peers from other offices.

Coaching & mentoring

Maternity and paternity coaching

Maternity and paternity coaching

we provide all our employees and associates with the occasion to receive coaching sessions. The objective is to advise them on how to efficiently manage the impact of their personal life change (following maternity or paternity leave) on their working life.

Mentoring

Mentoring

this program seeks to create a unique and close relationship between an employee and a manager, by helping to his personal and professional development.

Springboard

Springboard

this is a training program for women's talents designed to encourage and accelerate their career development in our firm. During 4 days they work on the work/life balance, how to progress with assertiveness and how to develop their career.

Training faculty

Training faculty

each year we offer the opportunity to attend individual and group coaching sessions. In this way, our employees develop their ability to express themselves in public through internal presentations or to clients.

Working environment

Join us in Paris and you’ll be based in the prestigious 8th district, close to the Arc de Triomphe, just a short walk away from the Champs Elysées.

The building was designed to our specifications and provides a modern, stylish place to do business, flooded with natural light. As well as extensive client meeting rooms and comfortable office space, it meets the High Environmental Quality (HEQ) standards and it features :

  • Panoramic terrace on the 8th floor
  • Exceptional restaurant and cafeteria
  • Gym facilities
  • 100-seat auditorium
  • Parking and bicycle shed
  • Concierge service

Many events are also organised by our Works Council and the Human Resources department as part of our well-being policy. There is in particular the children's Christmas tree, an event dedicated to support functions, and monthly drinks organised by the teams alternately, gathering all the firm's employees.

Benefits

We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

Your remuneration package includes a fixed remuneration, a variable remuneration defined according to the individual's performance, a profit-sharing bonus, the health insurance scheme and provident scheme coverage at 100% by the firm, the additional pension for managers, which is 200% funded by the firm.

We would be delighted to discuss our compensation package with you as part of our recruitment process.

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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