Allen & Overy
Profile Industry : Legal
Location : New South Wales
SECTOR : Private
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : N/A

A global legal practice, specialising in the provision of legal services to leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide.

Our success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We’re ambitious and forward-thinking, committed to growing our business and meeting the future head-on. We’re not afraid of change, and we believe in challenging the status quo.

We are a firm of over 5,000 people, across more than 40 offices. Clients increasingly need global service providers. In Australia, we are one of only a few firms currently able to provide an integrated regional and global offering. We offer the market a unique service – a focused local practice combined with the knowledge of our global network and the ability to offer a single sign off across key international jurisdictions.

Much of the work performed by lawyers in Australia involves cross-border deals such as listings for Australian clients, inbound investment by international clients and outbound investment by Australian clients.  Our offices in Sydney and Perth focus on the areas of law where we offer the greatest value and expertise to our clients: all aspects of Banking/International Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Litigation

Life at Allen & Overy (A&O) is about more than just the work we do. Our team environment encourages both professional and social relationships. Being involved in cutting-edge, high profile deals with clients who are household names means there’s no doubt you’ll work hard, but at A&O we help you to balance that with fun social, cultural and sporting activities.

We have offices in 44 major centres worldwide.

Key Professions:
Lawyers, PA and other professional support services (HR, IT, Finance, BD/Marketing)

See our website for a range of opportunities, including opportunities for experienced lawyers, graduates and roles within support teams.

Qualifications Required:
Qualifications will depend on role.

Size of Organisation:
Over 5,000 people world-wide.

Organisational Benefits:
We offer a wide range of benefits including, competitive salaries and various insurances, flexible work, a number of health and well-being initiatives, sporting activities, social and community-based activities, and support for continuing education.

At A&O we recognise that people are different, in ways that we can see and ways that we can’t. We think that is a good thing. As well as creating a rich working environment that makes our work more enjoyable, the business benefits are clear. Being diverse and ensuring that we are inclusive helps us to attract the best people, innovate and understand and relate to our clients.

Our goal is simple, we want A&O to be a place where a diverse group of people can be themselves and bring the best of themselves to their careers. Whether you identify as LGBT+ or not we are all responsible for making our LGBT colleagues feel welcome, valued and confident that they will not be excluded or held back in any way.

Our LGBT network, A&Out, provides support, events and information for staff both locally and globally.

We are proud to have been awarded one of the best global employers for LGBT+ staff by Stonewall in July 2018. This achievement is testament to our commitment to LGBT+ inclusion and global support of A&Out.

Whether you are an experienced lawyer, legal graduate, PA or skilled in other support services, we look for people who display a strong motivation for a career with A&O, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills and who want to be part of a team. A&O has a great working environment – individuality and diversity are encouraged.

Samantha McBurney

Allen & Overy’s commitment to openly celebrating and actively encouraging a diverse and inclusive culture has played a significant role in feeling comfortable enough for me to recently come out as a member of the LGBT community. Being able to come to work every day and feel safe and supported has made a hugely positive impact on not only my work life, but also my home life.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees