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Employment and Benefits

With over 200 lawyers across 26 countries, Allen & Overy's global Employment and Benefits team has international reach alongside deep knowledge of local markets and regulations. Our experts work together regularly on litigation, advisory matters, cross-border restructures and strategic project-based work.

Our experienced and highly regarded employment, incentives and pensions specialists take an 'Employment and Benefits-plus' approach. We work and train with other teams – including Regulatory, Corporate, IP and Data protection – and we layer this additional knowledge onto our own so that the advice we give is always holistic.

Employment and benefits law is fast-paced but we do not wait for a market viewwe lead the way. We produce market surveys and share insights on topical issues that are impacting global businesses to keep our clients abreast of the very latest legal developments and market practice.

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Publications: 20 March 2023

Cartel enforcement remains a priority

Overall, global fine levels for cartel activity in 2022 (USD2.1bn) were just half the 2021 total (USD4.0bn). However, the high 2021 total was largely attributable to a small number of significant…

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Publications: 23 January 2023

Employment law horizon scanning in 2023

Thursday 2 February 2023, 12.30pm-1.30pm.

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Publications: 10 January 2023

The key to unlocking a successful trade secrets strategy

Having the right procedures in place can avert breaches of sensitive information—and be crucial in case of emergencies.

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Publications: 21 December 2022

Gender diversity on corporate boards

What to expect from the new EU Women on Boards Directive, including the practical changes for your management structure and the impact on the national legislation of each Member State.

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