Allen & Overy takes top prize at Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards for record fifth time

News Article - 10/10/2017 : Allen & Overy, charity partnerships, imanage, legal technology, top 200 law firm, Finance, Technology

Allen & Overy has been announced as the ‘Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe’ at the prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards.  Of the fifty firms that appear in the rankings, A&O is the only one to have...

A&O Foundation announces support for fourteen charities

News Article - 26/09/2017 : Allen & Overy, charity partnerships, General, General, imanage, legal technology, top 200 law firm, Community

A&O’s head of operations in Myanmar, Win Ma Ma Aye, and Yangon associate Als Scrope, both visited southern Shan State in Myanmar earlier this summer to see how an A&O Foundation grant is helping the international landmine clearance...

First group of tech companies confirmed to work in Allen & Overy's Fuse

News Article - 01/09/2017 : Allen & Overy, imanage, legal technology, top 200 law firm, Technology

Fuse is targeting legaltech (helping in-house lawyers and law firms to operate and deliver their services in smarter, more efficient ways), regtech (supporting businesses in complying with law and regulation) and dealtech (developing new ways for...

Allen & Overy sees long term international investment deliver record results against a challenging backdrop

News Article - 25/07/2017 : Allen & Overy, General, top 200 law firm, Finance

Allen & Overy has announced record figures for the year ended 30 April 2017, a result of continued strong performance in mature markets coupled with the success of a long term commitment to the development of the international network in high...

Fintech specialists Nivaura has been appointed A&O's entrepreneurs-in-residence

News Article - 12/07/2017 : Allen & Overy, finance technology, fintech, top 200 law firm, UK law firm, Finance, Technology

Allen & Overy has appointed fintech specialists from Nivaura as entrepreneurs-in-residence, to help support and mentor the tech companies which will be selected to work in Fuse, Allen & Overy’s new tech innovation space based in its...

Baker McKenzie named as one of Stonewall's top global employers for 2017

News Article - 11/07/2017 : Baker McKenzie, General, law firm, top 200 law firm, Human Resources

- Harry Small awarded Global Senior Champion Award

- Baker McKenzie named one of Stonewall's Top Global Employers 2017

- Second consecutive year the Firm has been named a Top Global Employer

Global law firm Baker McKenzie...

Double win for Allen & Overy at GRR Charity Awards

News Article - 30/06/2017 : Allen & Overy, charity awards, General, top 200 law firm, Community

The award for innovation went to the US$2.3 billion restructuring of Ukrainian steel and mining company Metinvest and involved 159 lawyers across A&O’s London, Amsterdam and New York offices. 

Completed in March, Metinvest...

Allen & Overy win six award at Europe Women in Business Law Awards

News Article - 19/06/2017 : Allen & Overy, General, top 200 law firm, women in legal, Human Resources

​The seventh annual Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards, which took place in London on Thursday 15 June, saw A&O take home a total of six awards. These comprised five winners in the individual categories and the firm named...

A&O and ICMEC continue to fight online child exploitation

News Article - 22/05/2017 : Allen & Overy, charity partnership, General, ICMEC, online child exploitation, top 200 law firm, Human Resources

On 9 May, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) launched a new campaign to engage and enlist more leaders from the Asia-Pacific region's financial and technology industries to fight online child sexual...

Brethertons named the top legal services provider for the private and rented sector

News Article - 02/05/2017 : top 200 law firm, UK law firm, Practice Management

We fought off tough competition to be shortlisted, and was announced as the winner of the ‘Legal Services Award’ at the inaugural Private Rented Sector Awards 2017 held in London on 20 April. The judges singled out the glowing...

Allen & Overy win law firm of the year at Risk Awards 2017

News Article - 05/04/2017 : Allen & Overy, General, Risk Awards 2017, top 200 law firm

Allen & Overy was named Law Firm of the Year at the Risk Awards 2017, in recognition of the role the international legal practice played in helping the world’s largest banks ‘race to comply’ with new margin rules for non-...

Allen & Overy scoops awards for competition and innovation at Legal Business Awards 2017

News Article - 05/04/2017 : Allen & Overy, General, Legal Business Awards 2017, top 200 law firm

The Competition award was given in recognition of the firm’s work advising VEON (formerly VimpelCom) on the antitrust aspects of the creation of the WIND/3 Italia joint venture. The merger combined Italy’s third and fourth largest...

Allen & Overy partner with War Child on charity project in Syria

News Article - 04/04/2017 : Allen & Overy, charity partnership, General, top 200 law firm, war child

A&O’s ‘First Hour First Day’ campaign – in which people donated their first hour or first day’s pay of 2017 – has raised over GBP467,000 for our Global Charity Partner, War Child.

More than 1,100 A...

Robot mores by Damien Behan, Brodies

Blog post - 17/01/2017 : AI, artificial intelligence, Brodies, Damien Behan, IT director, law firm, legal it, top 200 law firm, Practice Management

This article was also featured as an opinion piece in the December 2016 issue of Briefing. To read the issue in full, ...