Wim Dejonghe named one of the 20 most influential legal services What we do goes beyond providing exceptional service. We lead the market by developing new solutions to our clients` most complex legal and business challenges, helping them grow, innovate and prosper. By thinking creatively and entrepreneurially, we defy expectations, push boundaries and build for the future. We leverage a network of leading skills and a single platform, such as our advanced delivery services and Peerpoint consulting network, to set the highest standards for our industry. We all thrive when what makes us different is accepted. At A&O, we know we can`t move forward as a company if everyone is equal, which is why diversity and inclusion is one of our strategic priorities. We are committed to a culture that fosters inclusion. Every day, we work hard to create an environment where everyone feels they can bring authenticity to the work. Feel comfortable and confident about who they are in the workplace. Feel a sense of belonging. To be thorough. As important as our work is, we know that it is also essential for our employees to live a life beyond. That`s why we`ve created an environment of support and collaboration where everyone feels at home.
We expect you to take charge of your career and, in return, we provide you with the support you need to seize every opportunity. Everyone at A&O has the space and encouragement to pursue the goals, interests and passions that make them who they are. “Understanding the benefits of diversity is not enough to make a difference. In the real world, we need to act consciously to ensure we create an inclusive work environment where everyone can contribute and grow. Wim Dejonghe, Senior Partner. We work to attract and retain the best people – and help them build their future with us. As part of our high performance culture, we have high expectations of each other in everything we do. We foster a work environment based on collaboration and mutual respect, where everyone is trustworthy to do their best as they see fit, to a standard we all share. It is thanks to our employees that we are the only law firm to be ranked in the top three of the Financial Times Innovative Law Firms each year and have topped the list six times. Discover our supportive and dynamic culture and become an important part of our success.
We have a number of networking groups that help us advance this work. Globally, we have A&Out, our award-winning network for our LGBTQ+ community with more than 150 members and 750 allies worldwide, and AccessAbility, our global network for colleagues with disabilities or family responsibilities. Around the world, we have local networks and affinity groups focused on gender, race, creed and social mobility. Last year, 54% of our lawyers were involved in pro bono work worth £21.2 million – but we try to make the most of the skills of all our staff, regardless of which part of the firm they belong to and whatever their area of expertise. They could work for global human rights organizations such as UNHCR, Fair Trials International and the Equal Rights Trust. The possibilities to grow both personally and professionally are endless. Record amount for “Hope and Homes for Children” campaign in the first hour, the first day We continually listen using tools such as focus groups, surveys and contributions from our peers to understand the diverse experiences and barriers faced by our diverse colleagues. And we take responsibility, with data and transparency at the heart of our strategy. We are proud of how far we have come, but we are not there yet.
We will continue to ask tough questions and make bold decisions until we are. Our global success is based on our extensive network. Allen & Overy signs campaign for greener arbitration: The Green Pledge A&O has been named one of The Times` Top 50 Employers for Women for the third year in a row. Global coverage in today`s market doesn`t just mean having offices in major cities around the world. For us, this means pooling our global resources and industry expertise to work with our culturally and geographically diverse teams on issues that cross international borders. For you, this means that wherever you work, you will find a culture of inclusion and support – feeling safe by bringing your whole being to work every day. At A&O, you`re not only appreciated for what you do, but also for who you are. With unparalleled expertise and presence in more than thirty countries, we are able to make positive changes in the face of pressing issues around the world. Our pro bono and community investment work focuses on two main themes – access to justice and access to education and employment – and is tailored to the needs and priorities of local cultures. We also bring together skills and resources from across the company to make a meaningful impact on an organization`s work through our global charitable partnership. With more than 5,600 employees in more than 40 offices, we are a company that carries out work of global importance.
Bring your talent and ambitions and be part of our global network where our performance is as high as our trust in each other. Start your career with us and discover unlimited development opportunities in an environment where you can be yourself. With offices in more than 40 countries, we operate as a global law firm that consistently fosters excellence worldwide and sets the standard for the future. Whatever the next challenge, we`re ready to let our best people tackle it, even if it means we have to travel to support customers on the ground. The mobility of knowledge, ideas and people is at the heart of our strategy, which is of paramount importance for the performance of our company and your personal and professional growth. Therefore, we encourage all our employees to explore international opportunities, develop a global mindset, broaden their cultural engagement and expand their network.