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Fraudulent Emails Alert

We are aware of an increased number of sophisticated and targeted fraudulent email attempts against Allen & Overy.

Many of these fraudulent attempts use emails claiming to be from Allen & Overy in order to contact our clients and other companies. The fraudulent emails use domains which are similar to our legitimate domain names. Please note that we will only send communications using the following legal domain names:, and

On occasion, fraudulent emails may claim to be from an Allen & Overy Partner or member of staff. Such fraudulent activity may request sensitive information or the redirection of payments (for example, by sending fake invoices). If you are unsure as to whether such an email is legitimate, we would recommend checking the relevant Partner or member of staff’s profile on the Allen & Overy website ( in the first instance, which may have a notification about known instances of fraud which are using the Partner or member of staff’s name. Alongside these fraudulent emails, we are also aware of a rise in fraudulent phone calls both claiming to be from Allen & Overy and also endorsing emails claiming to be from Allen & Overy.

If you have been targeted, would like to report an instance of a fraud attempt involving Allen & Overy, or if you would like to discuss whether an email is genuine or fraudulent, please contact as soon as possible. We will respond to any queries or concerns that you may have, and we will take the necessary proactive steps to both manage and prevent future fraud attempts. We would strongly recommend that you exercise caution and that you do not engage with any emails which you suspect to be fraudulent.