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Allen & Overy to wind down its Moscow office

Allen & Overy is to wind down its Moscow office, which will be managed in line with all legal, regulatory and professional obligations. This was not an easy decision to make as we have 55 people there and we needed to make sure that we could take this action with their best welfare in mind. We are very grateful for their hard work over many years.

We are doing everything we can to support and where possible will redeploy them to work elsewhere, in particular with other A&O offices as we continue to help those clients we can and choose to work with through this difficult transition period.

A&O has had an office in Moscow since 1993, with many longstanding colleagues, so it is with regret that this has been made necessary by the illegal and senseless invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing humanitarian crisis.

Our thoughts remain with all those in Ukraine and neighbouring countries who are most directly affected by this crisis.

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