A Global Firm

With approximately 5000 people working in 46 major financial centers in 32 countries and more than half of these outside the UK, Allen & Overy truly is a global firm.

Our international reach gives us the ability to provide world class expertise combined with local knowledge enabling us to work on some of the most exciting and complex transactions. Our rapid advances in areas such as Central and Eastern Europe and the Far East are indicative of our forward-thinking strategy. In 2010, we expanded our international reach to include Australia, Indonesia and Qatar. In 2011, we opened offices in Belfast, Casablanca and Washington, D.C. and in 2012 we opened offices in Istanbul, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In 2013 we opened offices in Yangon, and most recently in 2014 we opened offices in Barcelona, Johannesburg and Toronto.

To ensure our success, we look for people who have an international outlook. As an associate, you will work closely with colleagues across our international offices and will build up a network of contacts. In some cases, our associates have the opportunity to work in one of our international offices, which gives them a better understanding of how business works in other regions, and lasting contacts with clients and colleagues in other jurisdictions.

Our lawyers come from six continents and bring with them a wealth of experience, perspectives and languages. Lawyers from across all our offices regularly meet to share knowledge and train together. We need to build deep, well-informed and well-connected law practices in each of our locations to allow us to assist in domestic and global clients alike – a strategy which only a small number of law firms are successfully pursuing at the highest level.