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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

News: 10 DECEMBER 2019

Artificial intelligence is the most significant risk to businesses globally, according to directors

When asked about global risks affecting their businesses, nearly three fifths (58%) of directors stated that technological advances (artificial intelligence and machine learning) are the most significant threat. This is according to the seventh annual Directors’ Liability report by international law firm Allen & Overy, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the global risk advisory and insurance broker.

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Publications: 27 NOVEMBER 2019

New remuneration for renewable energy in Spain

More favourable treatment seeks to avoid the initiation of new arbitration proceedings and to terminate existing ones

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Publications: 11 NOVEMBER 2019

“Phase 1.5” in Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Reforms

On 17 October 2019, the Australian Government introduced a bill into Parliament to implement the next phase of reforms to the country’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (“AML/CTF”) laws. 

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News: 06 NOVEMBER 2019

Pensions team awarded ‘Employment, Pensions and Incentives Litigation Team of the Year’ at the Legal Week Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Awards 2019

Allen & Overy has won ‘Employment, Pensions and Incentives Litigation Team of the Year’ at the Legal Week Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Awards 2019 for their role advising Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees on their landmark GMP equalisation case.

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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

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Leading Individual

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

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