Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy

The original Allen and Overy – founders George and Thomas – were law’s original odd couple, the former tall, dark and handsome, the latter a rather less imposing figure. According to the official history of Allen & Overy, they may not even have been particularly good friends, but the law firm they created endured to […]


Allen & Overy makes up two women in 20-strong promos round

Allen & Overy has made up 20 lawyers to partner in its 2018 promotions round. Four associates have been elevated in London. They are Hannah Valintine in banking, John Kicken in capital markets, James Freeman in litigation and Andrew Cork in corporate. Kicken started his career at Cravath in America and is New York-qualified, while Cork, […]

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A&O loses Singapore QC to 20 Essex Street Chambers

Allen & Overy (A&O)’s Judith Gill QC will move to 20 Essex Street Chambers as an arbitrator next month, The Lawyer understands. Gill is currently based in Singapore, though it is not known whether she will join the set in London or in its offices in the far east city. Gill will become the set’s 19th arbitrator […]

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A&O and O’Melveny: At last some realism about global mergers

Oh, this is cute. A&O’s overture to O’Melveny & Myers yet again underlines the magic circle firm’s reputation for lateral thinking. For the last five years A&O has been consistently rumoured to be on the verge of doing a deal with Shearman & Sterling. Bypassing New York in favour of a West Coast play – […]

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