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Out now: Allen & Overy Alumni Yearbook 2019

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Wim Dejonghe

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08 January 2020

The 14th edition of our Alumni Yearbook celebrates innovation and change. This year, we look back on how Allen & Overy has been at the forefront of changes in the past and how it continues to grow and develop in this new and evolving environment.

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Blazing a trail

Our feature article, Blazing a trail, shows how A&O has always sought to be innovative and progressive. Over the last 25 years, A&O has transformed itself from a London-based firm practising English law into one of the world’s most successful international legal services firms. This innovation has centred on globalisation, the best use of resources and a pioneering approach to new technology. 

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Wim Dejonghe, Senior Partner and Andrew Ballheimer (former Managing Partner) discuss the firm’s transformation and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Our Advanced Delivery & Solutions toolkit is featured with its expansion into A&O Consulting as well as the innovative scheme that offers graduates training in the kinds of technologies, solutions and resourcing models that increasingly shape the future of legal services. 

Active in Africa for more than 30 years, A&O has stepped up activity in the last decade, opening offices in Casablanca and Johannesburg and building a network of ‘best friend’ relationship law firms. This puts our Africa Group in a strong position as the continent increasingly engages with the world economy. 

We talk to two of our alumni: Carly Martin, who shares her career journey so far at Amazon; and Ricky Cohen, who recently joined Nivaura, a fintech start-up that he helped develop in Fuse, A&O's tech innovation space. 

Building a diverse and inclusive organisation is one of A&O’s strategic priorities – both because it’s the right thing to do as a progressive firm, and because it’s how we create a resilient and future-focused business. Our diversity and inclusion networks play an important role in this and we have extended several to our alumni.

Our global charity partnership with Hope and Homes for Children appears on track to smash its fundraising target and – equally importantly – to change perceptions about the institutional care of children.

View the Alumni Yearbook in Full

Visit the Alumni Yearbook microsite to read the articles or download the publication. 


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