Advanced Delivery & Solutions
Legal services, reimagined.
Allen & Overy is transforming the services it offers clients and the way it delivers these services. We recognise that our clients face constant pressure to become more efficient, transparent and data-led, and we’re determined to help them rise to this challenge.
We constantly strive to make our offering bolder, more flexible and more intuitive. By harnessing digital technology and alternative resourcing models, we help clients stay ahead of emerging opportunities and threats.
At its core, Advanced Delivery & Solutions is a promise that we will always deliver our expertise in the most efficient and effective way, so our clients can strike the optimal balance between cost, quality, speed and risk.
Our consulting team delivers sustainable change to optimise business performance, providing insight on what it takes to exceed regulators expectations and make change stick.Find out more
Our online subscription service allows clients to understand cross-border risks in real time. It turns complex legal information into user-friendly reports that are delivered and kept up-to-date online.Find out more
Markets Innovation Group
A&O partners dedicated to developing solutions for large-scale legal and regulatory challenges. Advising at a strategic level, often establishing industry working groups and bringing order and discipline to the most complex and large-scale problems.Find out more
Using advanced technology solutions, we work with A&O lawyers and clients to uncover the facts hidden in data.Find out more
We are the only global law firm to host a tech innovation space at the heart of the firm. It’s a place where A&O lawyers and technologists work with clients and start-ups to bring cutting-edge technology solutions to life.Find out more
Legal Technology Group
Our expert, multi-disciplinary team supports clients and A&O lawyers, particularly our Markets Innovation Group, who are creating digital solutions to legal, regulatory and deal-related challenges.Find out more
Legal Services Centre
Established in Belfast in 2012, the LSC delivers a wide range of legal tasks, including due diligence, litigation reviews, drafting and research with greater cost efficiency.Find out more
We are changing the rules of legal resourcing. Peerpoint helps clients access top-tier legal talent on an interim basis, and allows lawyers to develop their careers in new directions.Find out more
Project Management Office
Our dedicated project managers work to deliver A&O’s most complex projects on time and on budget. The team also trains all our lawyers in the fundamentals of good project management.Find out more
We also offer managed services as an end-to-end solution for clients, enabling them to control costs, realise efficiencies and minimise risk. We also have a proven track record in collaborating with our clients’ third party providers, including management consultants and managed service providers.
Legal function transformation
A&O can help legal functions rise to today’s most pressing challenge: how to continually increase the value they bring to the business while also doing more for less. We build bespoke teams of A&O lawyers, project managers, technologists and consultants to help legal functions become future fit.
How to lead innovation in the in-house legal function
In this report, general counsel, heads of legal operations and other leaders responsible for the delivery of in-house legal services share their insights into managing innovation-based change.
Advanced Delivery & Solutions in action
IBORMatrix: an end-to-end solution facilitating IBOR transition at scale.
Challenge: The UK Financial Conduct Authority has put in place a voluntary agreement to sustain LIBOR until the end of 2021. However, there is no guarantee that “GBP LIBOR” or “USD LIBOR” or any other LIBOR rate will continue after 2021. The market is faced with the challenge of a potentially enormous transition of the floating interest rates which underpin multiple product areas and are of global importance.
Solution: IBORMatrix tackles IBOR transition at scale through (i) cutting edge AI assisted due diligence; and (ii) automatic document generation with built-in workflow capabilities. The system is unique in that it combines the strengths of multiple AI systems, combined with rules based systems, to extract and analyse certain IBOR-based datapoints. Using data extracted via the AI tool and combining it with existing structured data, the system can automatically generate documents, provide workflow on negotiations and return structured data to clients.
Developing an implementation tool designed to facilitate a client’s existing Brexit plan by adding efficiency, structure and discipline to document generation and negotiation
Challenge: A global bank needed to facilitate the move of all or a portion of clients’ business to an EU subsidiary as part of their Brexit strategy. They needed template documents that covered the most widely traded derivatives agreements across different EU jurisdictions.
Solution: A cloud-based solution, BrexitMatrix, hosted on a HighQ platform which offered document automation, data management, file sharing, workflow management, project management and data visualisation. We are the only vendor offering this kind of product to the market. BrexitMatrix was recognised as ‘Standout’ at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018 in the new products and services categories.
A major retail property company wanted to review contracts with its numerous tenants.
Challenge: A comparative review of over 80 commercial lease and service level agreements, most of them over 200 pages long.
Solution: We used artificial intelligence-based document review technology to carry out the comparison review much more quickly, as well as giving the client a much higher quality and more accurate report.
Two multinational pharmaceutical companies instructed Allen & Overy to help complete the world’s largest consumer healthcare JV.
Challenge: The companies needed to arrange the transfer of more than 15,000 trademarks in over 180 jurisdictions.
Solution: We built a software solution to help the companies: understand each jurisdiction’s transfer l requirements; identify potential issues; and track the progress of specific marks, in real time.
Meeting a major client compliance challenge by developing our own technology solution.
Challenge: A global bank had to review millions of documents, to secure compliance with a major regulatory requirement.
Solution: After testing available technologies on a sample review, we found that accuracy and consistency levels were unsatisfactory, so we decided to develop our own solution, which achieved the required performance levels.
In-house legal functions must adapt to thrive in digital age
The in-house legal function must transform itself into a technology-led, data-rich provider of legal and risk anticipation services to become an integral part of its organisation's operations, according to a new white paper from international law firm Allen & Overy.
A&O maintains top three position for a record-breaking 14th year at FT Innovative Lawyers Awards
A&O took third place at last night’s FT Innovative Lawyer Europe Awards 2019 - maintaining its top three position for a record-breaking 14 years. The firm also received significant commendations across nine different categories.Read more