Allen & Overy's clients include many of the world's top businesses, financial institutions and governments. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate and international capital markets advice, but also have major strengths in areas such as dispute resolution, tax, employee benefits and real estate. Our partners frequently lead the field in their particular areas of law and we can claim both an enviable reputation amongst clients and unrivalled success in major deals.
Joining Allen & Overy means starting your career in the very top tier of international law. We are one of the largest and most successful legal practices in the world, with approximately 5000 staff, including over 450 partners, working in 36 major cities worldwide. If you are looking for a career in a premier international legal practice that will give you the opportunity to participate in a first-class training programme, gain global experience, work on cutting-edge deals and learn from lawyers who are leaders in their field of practice, then Allen & Overy offers the ideal environment for realising your ambitions.
We believe there's no such thing as a typical Allen & Overy candidate. It will come as no surprise that we're looking for people who can demonstrate a strong academic performance. Commitment to a career in law and to a career with A&O is, of course, also essential. As important, however, is evidence of teamwork, communication skills, planning and organisation, problem solving and commercial awareness. We also mean it when we say your university and degree subject doesn't matter - at least 45% of our trainees are from non-law backgrounds and we do not have a shortlist of preferred universities. Our current intake represents around 50 different universities.