We are one of a small group of truly international and integrated law firms with approximately 5,000 staff, including over 450 partners, working in 33 major centres worldwide.
We also operate in regions where we do not have an office via our network of International Desks.
Global cover, deep local roots
The tree analogy best illustrates what Allen & Overy must achieve to be global: broad international cover with deep local roots.
We must be present in those locations which are the source or destination of the major international capital flows and in the financial centres that handle those flows. But we must also build deep, well-informed and well-connected local law practices in those locations which allow us to assist global and national clients alike. That is a strategy which only a handful of law firms is successfully pursuing at the highest level.
As a law firm, we are interested in fairness. That is why ‘justice around the world' is the theme we have adopted to express our commitment to behaving responsibly. It reflects our belief that everyone deserves fair treatment.
European asset managers face significant regulatory challenges. The impact of new regulation will be substantial and will cause upheaval and change in the sector. This white paper summarises European and US areas of regulation that will impact European asset managers.
Recent case law shows how sovereign debt contracts may impact bondholders if s sovereign has also issued bonds which are governed by a particular jurisdiction. This white paper discusses the outcome and implications.
In October 2012, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau issued consultation conclusions concerning facilitating the development of an Islamic Bond Market in Hong Kong. This white paper set out some of the key proposals and implications for this development.
This white paper explores how the Greek debt reorganisation of 2012 changed the rules of sovereign insolvency. It considers the ways in which this particular sovereign bankruptcy could affect future sovereign bankruptcies.
As the implications of the slew of financial services regulation targeting the banking sector becomes clear, governments and regulators around the world are turning their attention to shadow banking. This white paper discusses this extremely challenging topic.
This white paper is a summary checklist of the state of the art about contingency planning for a euro breakup.