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Karen Seward

Partner

London

Karen Seward

Partner

London

Karen is A&O’s Global Head of Litigation and an Employment law specialist. Whether it is a strategic employment issue, a highly sensitive crisis or risk management problem, or complicated litigation, Karen is the person to know. Karen is routinely called by clients when faced with all manner of crises, including delicate boardroom issues, sensitive management challenges, senior executive exits, whistleblowing allegations and, especially over the last 12 months, issues connected to #MeToo. She is highly regarded by her peers and clients, which span financial institutions, global corporates, blue chip multinationals and law firms.

News & insights

Publications: 05 AUGUST 2020

Will climate change go up the boardroom agenda following Covid-19?

We believe that the global Covid-19 pandemic will lead to society at large taking climate change much more seriously. While parts of the business and financial community, and governments and…

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The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 report: key takeaways

Publications: 03 AUGUST 2020

The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 report: key takeaways

Earlier this month, the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption, the Agency) published its 2019 annual report, setting out its main actions over the course of last year as…

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Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Enforcement Actions Tracker

Publications: 29 JULY 2020

Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Enforcement Actions Tracker

Our Enforcement Actions Tracker provides details of the SFC's enforcement actions in Hong Kong where fines of more than HKD1 million have been imposed. 

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Publications: 29 JULY 2020

First German decision holding credit rating agency liable to investors

The German courts have taken the liability of credit rating agencies to the next level. In a series of recent decisions, the Berlin Regional Court has developed criteria under which credit rating…

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1990

Academic

LLB, Law, 1987 

Law Society Finals, 1988 

 

Recognition

Awards & accolades

Outstanding Practitioner of the Year

Euromoney Women in Business Law awards, June 2018

Leading Individual

Legal 500 UK for Employment: Employees/Unions and Employment. (Employers and Senior Executives)