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Race for Allen & Overy's future management

Jan 27, 2008 The race for Allen & Overy's (A&O) future management is on, as a total of four candidates have stepped forward to take over the top two roles at the firm. Belgian managing partner and co-head of corporate Wim Dejonghe…

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London Firms to Redeploy Lawyers as Markets Shift

Jan 27, 2008 Allen & Overy is attempting to usher in a new era of flexibility among its lawyers, partly to prepare for fluctuating market conditions, marking the strongest evidence yet that top U.K. law firms are having to adapt to…

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A&O scoops Italian banking team from Freshfields

Jan 12, 2008 Allen & Overy partner Stefano Sennhauser has raided his former firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for a team of six banking associates in a move that heralds a renewed focus on Italy by A&O. Sennhauser, who quit…

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A&O scoops Shearman global M&A chief Rolf Koerfer

Jan 11, 2008 Allen & Overy has raided Shearman & Sterling for its global co-head of M&A for its Düsseldorf office in the latest high-profile move in the German market. Hans Rolf Koerfer will join as a partner at A&O's Düsseldorf…

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U.S. Loses Ground in Law-Firm League Tables

Jan 4, 2008 New York-based Sullivan & Cromwell has led the global M&A advisory rankings each year since 2003. So its No. 1 position in 2007 was hardly a surprise. More notable, perhaps, was the big jump by Allen & Overy, which is…

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Jewish associate sues A&O for race discrimination

Dec 22, 2007 A former associate from Allen & Overy’s New York office is suing the firm for race discrimination. Former associate Norman Schoenfeld, who worked at the firm from August to October this year, is bringing an action…

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Law firms start webcasting

Nov 23, 2007 Not usually known for being on the cutting edge of technology or web trends, some law firms are adopting webcasts for communicating with clients. There are about 200 webcasts available on the British firm Allen &…

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