Henning Harte-Bavendamm, Allen & Overy IP and commercial partner in Hamburg, has set up his own boutique practice, taking three associates with him. He will open under the name Harte-Bavendamm Rechtsanwälte and will
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There were several pay-freezes and a couple of modest increases in this year's first round of associate salary reviews, unlike during the previous downturn there have been no cuts, as this year firms have been buffered
Attention managing partners: Do you like the idea of your associates using valuable bandwidth -- both mental and electronic -- to play Scrabulous or "poke" their friends on Facebook? Allen & Overy did not. But when
Allen & Overy (A&O) has resolved a religious discrimination suit filed against the firm by a former New York associate. Schoenfeld, an associate who was laid off last October after only two months, claimed that he was
Allen & Overy’s corporate practice in Italy has been dealt a blow after the department’s managing partner, Paolo Cerina, announced he is leaving the firm to join Australian asset managers Babckock & Brown.
Allen & Overy has frozen its associate salaries in a surprising decision that completes the magic circle’s round of conservative salary reviews this year. A&O newly qualified pay had previously topped the magic circle
BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) is set to scrutinise the details of the £5m-plus bill that Allen & Overy (A&O) presented it with following a patent battle with wireless technology company Visto. Mr
A handful of students on a work placement at Allen & Overy will be jetting around the world as part of its summer scheme. The magic circle giant will be spreading 11 students over four international offices: Amsterdam,
Allen & Overy (A&O) has bagged a lead advisory role opposite Cravath Swaine & Moore on the sale of eye-care company Alcon to Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis – a deal that could be worth as much as $39bn
Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced this year's round of partnership promotions, making up 28 new partners, falling just short of its 2007 bumper crop of 32 promotions. The number of promotions in A&O's overseas offices
A full-blown salary war has erupted in India in response to increased local and international competition for talent, resulting in pay increases of more than 50 per cent at most top Indian law firms in the last year.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has won a rare instruction on a mining deal, advising Russian mining giant Mechel on its $1.498m (£750m) bid for London-based Oriel Resources. Mechel turned to A&O in the firm's first major
These may still be early days for foreign law firms to set foot in India, but they sure are shaking up the legal fraternity here. Top foreign law firms like Clifford Chance and Allen and Overy are stocking up on Indian
The United Nations and Allen & Overy have emerged as the most popular employers among students who are interested in a career in the law. Market research company Trendence interviewed 1,500 students for The Graduate
In a new study by Superbrands, Linklaters appears as the highest law firm on the list of best brands at 259. Clifford Chance is ranked at 296 and national firm Eversheds sits at 309. Other law firms ranked in the list