Allen & Overy is an international law firm delivering market-leading expertise to support global growth. Our ambition is to help the world’s leading businesses both maximise the opportunities that globalization presents and meet the potential challenges. As our clients have sought new markets, so have we. We are continuing to invest in a growing network of international offices that covers North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In the United States the recent addition of offices in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley takes our international network to more than 40 offices in over 30 countries – one of the largest footprints among the leading global law firms.
However, our presence is only half the story. Our team of around 6000 people including 3,100 partners and lawyers worldwide, includes a large international team of integrated payments and fintech lawyers, in all the world’s major markets, who provide strategic and tailored advice to clients. Our fintech and financial services specialists practice in a variety of areas including M&A, Technology Transactions, Payments, Digital Assets, Regulatory and Compliance, IP, Antitrust, Fintech Litigation and Corporate matters. Our clients range from emerging and local companies to some of the world’s largest global players. We advise across a broad range of fintech and payments sectors including those involving card payments and networks, online and mobile payments, e-payment platforms, crowdfunding, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital banking, smart contracts and stablecoins and we have an extensive and holistic understanding of the financial services sector with market leading expertise in payments, e-money, banking and financial crime regulation, and frequently interact with regulators on behalf of our clients.