Legal Notices

References on this website and in the Legal Notices to:

Allen & Overy mean Allen & Overy LLP and other undertakings which are authorized to practice using the name Allen & Overy or to describe themselves as being 'in association with Allen & Overy LLP' (or similar expressions) or one or more of those undertakings as the context requires and their successors and assigns, each being an A&O Entity.

Content mean any text, software, database, format, graphic and written work and all other materials (i) developed by, or on behalf of, us which form part of this website; and/or (ii) provided on or through this website with the permission of the third party owners.

Intellectual Property Rights mean (i) copyright, patents, database rights and rights in trade marks, designs, know-how and confidential information (whether registered or not); (ii) applications for registration and the right to apply for registration for any of these rights; and (iii) all other intellectual property rights and equivalent or similar forms of protection existing anywhere in the world.

Legal Notices mean these legal notices setting out the terms on which you may use this website, including the Privacy Policy.

we or us or our mean Allen & Overy LLP and other undertakings which are authorized to practice using the name Allen & Overy or to describe themselves as being 'in association with Allen & Overy LLP' (or similar expressions) or one or more of those undertakings as the context requires and their successors and assigns, each being an A&O Entity.

you or your mean a user of this website.

The term "partner" is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP's affiliated undertakings.  A list of the members of Allen & Overy LLP and of the non-members who are designated as partners is open to inspection at the registered office of Allen & Overy LLP.

In the Legal Notices, the heading used for each paragraph does not affect its interpretation. Except as otherwise provided in the Legal Notices, any reference to an enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended, extended, applied or re-enacted from time to time and includes references to any subordinate legislation made under that enactment. "Enactment" includes any legislation in any jurisdiction. References to persons include an individual, a body corporate and an unincorporated association of persons.

Access to this Website

This website is provided by Allen & Overy LLP. Allen & Overy LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763 and registered office at One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD, United Kingdom. Allen & Overy LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales, whose regulations can be found on their website at www.sra.org.uk. Allen & Overy LLP is registered for VAT purposes with VAT registration number GB 877 0850 89. A list of the members of Allen & Overy LLP and of the non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.  For further information about Allen & Overy LLP please see www.allenovery.com.

By accessing this website, you agree:

  • that you will access its contents solely for your own private use.
  • to comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements relating to your use of this website.
  • to comply with all reasonable instructions we give you relating to this website.
  • not to use this website to distribute any information or data in contravention of any regulation or legislation (including, but not limited to, regulation or legislation governing financial services, money laundering or anti-terrorism).

You are responsible for all telecommunications charges relating to your use of this website.

Nothing on this website or in the documents available through it is intended to solicit clients or to provide legal or other professional advice.  You should not rely on any information contained on this website or in the documents available through it as if it were legal or other professional advice.  If you require advice on a specific legal issue, please contact a lawyer at Allen & Overy through www.allenovery.com or alternatively send an e-mail to information@allenovery.com.

Intellectual Property Rights

We (or our suppliers or third parties who have granted us permission to reproduce their material on this website) own all Intellectual Property Rights in the Content and this website.  Nothing in the Legal Notices gives you any right, title or interest in the Content or this website and you do not acquire any such right, title or interest through your use of the website. If you need third party software to use this website, you agree to obtain a license of that software at your own expense.

Subject to the following, copyright in the pages of this website and all documents available through it belongs to us.

Except as expressly permitted below or by applicable law, you may not copy (except to the extent required in order to use this website in accordance with the Legal Notices), store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or otherwise make available or communicate to the public any part of this website or systematically extract material from this website or any document available through it or in any other way exploit commercially all or any part of this website or any document available through it without our prior written permission.

Copyright in some documents and other material available on this website belongs to third parties (Third Party Documents) and such documents and other material have been produced on this website with the permission of the third party copyright owners.  Please check copyright notices on or in respect of individual Third Party Documents.  Unless otherwise specified in the copyright notice for a Third Party Document or permitted by applicable law, you may not copy (except to the extent required in order to use this website in accordance with the Legal Notices), store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or otherwise make available or communicate to the public any part of a Third Party Document or systematically extract material from it or in any other way exploit commercially all or any part of it.

You may print or save one copy of any page of this website and documents available through it (other than Third Party Documents) for your own personal use.

We permit electronic links to the home page of this website only.  You may not provide an electronic link to any other page of this website without our consent. We reserve the right to request that you remove an electronic link to this website at any time and you agree to remove such link immediately.

"Allen & Overy" and "A&O" are registered trademarks.

Material Provided by You

You agree to ensure that all material you send or upload to this website (including, but not limited to, emails, text, graphic files, still or moving images, or responses to any questionnaire available through this website) (Your Material) is legal, decent and truthful, complies with all laws and regulations, does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of us or any third party, is not defamatory, unreliable or misleading or otherwise objectionable and is free of bugs, worms or viruses.

You are solely responsible for Your Material.  If we consider that any part of Your Material exposes us to the risk of a claim or complaint by a third party, we may block access to all or part of this website and remove all or part of Your Material. You must provide all reasonable assistance in this respect.

You agree not to use this website to advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of this website.

You agree not to publish any information or personal data relating to a third party.

Regulation of Allen & Overy LLP

The information in this paragraph is provided in accordance with the UK Solicitors' Financial Services (Conduct of Business) Rules 2001:

Allen & Overy LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.   In accordance with our client care responsibilities we have a written complaints procedure and aim to ensure that any complaints are handled promptly, fairly and effectively in accordance with it.  In the event of a problem, a client is entitled to complain and the client will be advised to whom within the practice to complain.  Upon request, we will provide a client with a copy of our complaints procedure.  If for any reason we are unable to resolve a problem between us and a client, our client may utilize the complaints and redress scheme operated by the Legal Complaints Service.  There are time limits for making complaints to the Legal Complaints Service, for further details, visit their website at www.legalcomplaints.org.uk.

The provision of our legal services may relate to investments (including insurance contracts).  We are not authorized by the UK Financial Services Authority.  However, we are included on the register maintained by the Financial Services Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The Legal Complaints Service deals with complaints if something goes wrong in relation to this part of our business. The register can be accessed via the Financial Services Authority website at www.fsa.gov.uk/register.

We can also undertake certain activities in relation to other investments which are limited in scope and incidental to our legal services or which may reasonably be regarded as a necessary part of our legal services.

No Warranties

We give no express or implied representation or warranty (whether statutory or otherwise) in respect of this website or the Content (including, without limitation, as to their condition, satisfactory quality, performance or fitness for purpose) and all such representations and warranties are excluded except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law.

Limitations and Exclusions of our Liability

We cannot guarantee that this website will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. We are not obliged to update this website but we may do so from time to time and we reserve the right to modify, restrict access to or close this website at any time.

From this website you may be able to access websites operated by others. We do not endorse those other websites nor do we accept responsibility for their content or for damage or loss you may suffer arising out of accessing those websites, including, but not limited to, damage or loss arising from your use of documents or other information found on those websites. We do not monitor or maintain these links. Please read all copyright and legal notices on each site before downloading or printing items to ensure that you are permitted to do so under the third party site's copyright notices, legal notices or terms of use.

Subject to the next paragraph (on liability for fraud or for death or personal injury arising from negligence):

Our liability to you in connection with this website (whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise) is only to take such actions as are reasonably required (in our sole discretion) in order to:

  1. remove or delete data entered in error, or
  2. remove or delete data that is the subject of dispute, or 
  3. correct data entered in error.

We are not liable to you for any loss of profits, business or data or for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary loss, liability or costs (whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise) regardless of whether it was foreseeable or not.
To avoid doubt, we are not liable for any damage or loss that may be caused to any equipment or software due to any viruses, defects or malfunctions in connection with accessing or using this website, Your Material or the Content.

Nothing in the Legal Notices excludes or limits our liability for fraud or for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or that of a partner, associate, consultant or employee of Allen & Overy or that of our agents or subcontractors or for any other matter in respect of which it would be unlawful or in breach of regulation (including, but not limited to, self-regulation) to limit or exclude liability.

Online Privacy

Our on-line Privacy Policy is available on this website and forms part of the terms on which you may use this website. You acknowledge that we may process the personal data you provide if you use this website.   Our on-line Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which we may use that data and you agree to its terms.

You and (subject to the above paragraph) we will each comply with applicable data protection legislation in performing obligations under the Legal Notices.

Recruitment

If you apply for a position at Allen & Overy advertised on this website, your curriculum vitae or other information you provide to us will be used solely for considering your application and for recruitment purposes, as set out in the Privacy Policy.

In acknowledging an application Allen & Overy is not verifying the content, accepting the application or making any offer of employment or engagement.  Allen & Overy is not obliged to accept any applications.

Allen & Overy is an equal opportunity employer (in accordance with applicable legislation) and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis covered by local legislations.  All employment related decisions are made entirely on merit.

Pre-employment screening

It is our policy to conduct pre-employment checks. Any offer of employment extended will be subject to completion of satisfactory checks in respect of previous employment, education, professional body membership, identity, right to work, criminal record and financial background. We reserve the right to make changes to the list of checks at any time without notice. It may be necessary to conduct repeat or follow-up pre-employment checks should employment commence 12 months after any original check.

General Provisions

We reserve the right to vary or amend the Legal Notices from time to time. We will notify you of any such amendment by posting the relevant amendment to this website. Any changes shall take effect upon posting to this website.

Our rights under the Legal Notices:

  1. may be exercised as often as necessary;
  2. are cumulative and not exclusive of rights or remedies provided by law; and
  3. may be waived only in writing and specifically.


Delay in the exercise or non-exercise of any such right is not a waiver of that right.

If a provision of the Legal Notices is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that does not affect:

  1. the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of the Legal Notices; or
  2. the legality, validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of the Legal Notices.

Nothing in the Legal Notices is to be taken to constitute a partnership between you and us, nor constitute either of you or us the agent of the other for any purpose.

A person who is not a party to the Legal Notices may not enforce any of the terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

A failure by you or us to enforce a provision of the Legal Notices or a breach of a provision by the other or default by the other in performing a provision does not constitute a waiver and does not prevent you or us from subsequently enforcing that provision or from acting on such breach or a subsequent breach of the provision by the other party or default by the other party in performing that provision.

Governing Law

The Legal Notices shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and we and you each submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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