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Our lawyers in London advise the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments and private individuals.

We regularly work on complex cross-border transactions, ground breaking new legal solutions and products, and help Allen & Overy's clients resolve their most difficult disputes.

The majority of our 2000 people in the UK are based at One Bishops Square in London. Allen & Overy's Belfast office, comprising our Legal Services Centre and Support Services Centre, opened in July 2011 and is home to around 400 of our people.

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Authorising your holding company

Publications: 16 APRIL 2021

Authorising your holding company

Certain UK incorporated holding companies of banks and investments firms will, for the first time, be required to obtain PRA authorisation in 2021. 

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Publications: 16 APRIL 2021

Cross-border recognition of insolvency and restructuring proceedings post-Brexit

In this article, Lucy Aconley and Philip Wells consider the post-Brexit position regarding inbound and outbound recognition of insolvency and restructuring proceedings between the UK and the EU and…

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Conduct risk under the spotlight: UK financial institutions face ever greater Covid-19-related regulatory scrutiny

Publications: 15 APRIL 2021

Conduct risk under the spotlight: UK financial institutions face ever greater Covid-19-related regulatory scrutiny

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned banks and other financial institutions of its determination to clamp down on market abuse arising from virtual working. Catherine Gibaud assesses the…

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New operational resilience requirements and guidance for UK financial services firms

Publications: 15 APRIL 2021

New operational resilience requirements and guidance for UK financial services firms

Following a year that saw firms’ operational resilience arrangements put to the test, the FCA, the PRA and the Bank of England published their long-awaited final rules and guidance on operational…

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A&O London office Covid-19 risk assessment

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Following consultation with staff representatives in our London office, and paying close attention to the government guidance first published on 11 May 2020 ‘Working safely during Covid-19 in offices and contact centres’, we have undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment and taken appropriate actions to minimise identified risks. As government guidance develops and the pandemic evolves, we will continue to review and update this risk assessment as necessary.

Our U.K Seminar programme

Now in its 24th year, this programme brings you the latest expert views and information on the big issues facing businesses today. These seminars give you direct access to our partners' knowledge and expertise and the guidance you need to tackle today's rapidly-evolving markets.