Allen & Overy

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Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is a pioneering legal practice operating around the world at the frontline of developing business. By helping companies, institutions and governments tackle ever more complex issues and transactions on a global stage and as four times winner of the Financial Times’ most innovative law firm in Europe award, it is leading the way and extending what is possible in law.

With 45 offices in 32 countries, plus a network of relationship firms in other locations, Allen & Overy is one of the few legal practices that can genuinely claim to be global, covering 99% of the world’s economy.

For the firm’s clients this means global reach and access to high-calibre, local expertise with an international outlook, while for trainees, it means exposure to multinational work, collaboration with colleagues from around the world and, in many cases, the opportunity to travel. In 2015, 71% of its transactional work involved two or more countries, 52% involved three or more, and 25% involved five or more.

Trainee lawyers joining the firm enter an environment characterised by innovative thinking and a global vision. They are exposed to challenging and meaningful work from the outset, supporting a Partner or Senior Associate in each of their training ‘seats’. In addition, they are encouraged to spend six months in one of the firm’s overseas offices, or on secondment to one of its corporate clients – currently approximately 80% of its trainees take up this opportunity.

Alongside a rich and exciting experience as a trainee, graduates can also look forward to world-class training and working in a uniquely open and supportive culture. Allen & Overy has established a reputation for combining the very highest professional standards with warmth and approachability.

Regardless of their degree discipline – and around half of the firm’s trainees study subjects other than law – joining Allen & Overy puts graduates at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving global market for legal services.

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    My Vacation Scheme at Allen & Overy was thoroughly enjoyable. Unlike other vacation schemes, we were trusted with real work and received feedback quickly on the work we had completed. There were g...


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    I really enjoyed the vacation scheme. The social events were fun and the work was interesting. My supervisor would seek to give me useful and constructive feedback and the department that I was in was...


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