Innovation, building the US and client focus: Allen & Overy's new leaders set out the firm's priorities

Allen & Overy managing partner Andrew Ballheimer and senior partner Wim Dejonghe discuss the magic circle firm’s focus under their watch

Andrew-Ballheimer and Wim-Dejonghe“The legal market is changing and moving ever faster. In five years’ time, you become a platform for legal excellence providing services on demand, not a law firm,” says Allen & Overy (A&O) senior partner Wim Dejonghe, as he sets out his plans alongside managing partner Andrew Ballheimer.

Innovation was one of the strategic priorities discussed with partners by the pair at last month’s partner conference in Dubai, with A&O determined to build on the success it has already seen with its flexible lawyer offering Peerpoint and its Belfast nearshoring centre.

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