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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

City skyline

News: 02 DECEMBER 2020

A&O performs strongly in latest Adviser Rankings tables

A&O has maintained its top five position in the Adviser Rankings tables ranking third by number of FTSE 100 clients and fifth by number of FTSE 250 clients in the November 2020 tables.

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Susanna Charlwood to join Allen & Overy’s Litigation practice

News: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Susanna Charlwood to join Allen & Overy’s Litigation practice

Allen & Overy will welcome Susanna Charlwood as a partner in the Litigation & Investigations group in London. The addition comes as the firm continues to invest in its commercial litigation practice…

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

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

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

The SFC published its annual report for 2019/2020 in June and has also published its quarterly report for Q2 2020.

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Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

The ICC’s 2021 Arbitration Rules bring new focus on efficiencies and streamlined processes, including through the use of technology

The International Chamber of Commerce (the ICC) has published its revised 2021 Arbitration Rules (2021 Rules).  The 2021 Rules, which will apply to all arbitrations registered after 1 January 2021,…

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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)