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Welcoming different views. Being open to other ideas. Knowing you’re better together. It’s Time.

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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Our departments

Business Development & Marketing

Business Development & Marketing

The Italian Business Development and Marketing department is committed to ensuring that our business grows, and the highest possible level of client care is delivered.

We look for talented team players with the appropriate academic qualifications, professional experience and communication skills to contribute to our strategic direction. You'll need to have a commercial approach, international outlook, be able to think laterally, be pragmatic, well organised and calm under pressure. In return, we'll offer you excellent career development opportunities and comprehensive training.

Business Servives

Business Servives

  • Reception

  • Meeting room assistance and management

  • Building management

  • Building assessments

  • Switchboard

  • External and Internal mail management

  • Courier management

  • Document printing and scanning services

  • Suppliers management



As with all support functions the Finance department is a key component in driving the business forward. Not surprisingly, there are many different areas of focus within the department including financial analysis and budget control, accounting, client administration and credit control.

Human Resources

Human Resources


  • Presentation of A&O at Universities and Job Fairs

  • LLMs students interviews

  • Internship

  • CVs screening

  • Interview process

Career development & Compensation

  • Performance appraisal

  • Salary reviews and bonus scheme

  • Coordination of secretarial pools

  • Support Staff training
  • Secondment to clients, ISP, expatriates


  • Offer letter, welcome, buddy program

  • Data base updating, reporting and budgeting

  • Payslip process

  • Safety regulation of employees

  • Fee earner time recording monitoring

Information Technology

Information Technology

  • End user support

  • Microsoft and Omnia Training

  • WAN management and monitoring

  • Printers and computers assistance

  • Suppliers management

  • Voice Communications support both technical and suppliers management

  • ICT suppliers coordination

  • ICT environment monitoring

  • Application test and support

  • WiFi network management and support

  • Clients IT assistance

Know-How & Training

Know-How & Training

  • Client publications and periodical emails of update concerning the most significant legal developments;

  • Research and documentation services;

  • Websites and online services relating to specific issues;

  • Seminars & workshops, which can also be tailored to the clients' specific needs;

  • Global Network Training (legal training and Business Skills Programs)

  • Language Training

Legal PAs

Legal PAs

  • Legal document drafting, mark up and formatting;

  • Calendar organisation, filling in of expense notes, screening calls as appropriate;

  • Filing of both emails, soft and hard copies documents;

  • Updating client contacts lists in view of marketing events, alerts, bulletin and invitations;

  • Updating our internal database system of all existing client matters;

  • Being a point of reference for the other support functions (i.e.: marketing, know-how, hr, finance) for and on behalf of the fee earners;

  • Scheduling and organising meetings, conference calls and videoconferences

  • Occasional translation



The Italian Library, Inter Alia, offers the following wide range of enquiry and research services, conducted through access to a variety of print materials, databases and online tools:

  • Finding legislation and case law;
  • Finding articles and commentary on legal topics; and
  • distributing a weekly Newsletter which includes both the list of indexes of current journal subscriptions and the list of books and publications recently purchased by the Italian offices.

Employee stories

Working environment

Our Milan and Rome offices offer an open, friendly and "keen to help" environment will help you adapt to the Italian work culture.

The Milan office is situated in the business and fashion district, near the Duomo, the world's largest Gothic cathedral.  In a short walk you could reach the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II arcade, the Theatre La Scala, the 15th century Sforzesco Castle's Museum of Historic Art and the Gallery of Modern Art. The Pinacoteca di Brera and the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (which is home to Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, The Last Supper) are also close to the office.

The Rome office is located in the landmark building of Palazzo Sforza Cesarini, in the heart of the city close to Piazza Navona and The Vatican.

Both offices host a Christmas gathering for all staff and employees and often organize drinks and team gatherings, off-site events and sport sponsored tournaments.

Learning and 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.


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.

The Italian offices offer a range of benefits including holiday allowance, profit share bonus, pro bono, career development and flexibility in the workplace.

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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Valeria Marra
Valeria Marra

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