Allen & Overy has embarked on the "Values into Action"
program, to identify and foster the values that are important to
us as a firm. One of the core values identified is "Respecting
and including every individual". This includes embracing diversity
and encouraging and supporting people to play a part in their wider
The firm has
a positive commitment to the promotion of a policy of equal opportunity
for all current and prospective employees and partners. This is
supported by the adoption and implementation of equal opportunity
policies in selection, recruitment and promotion at all levels of
the firm (including clear policies against harassment).
Allen & Overy is committed to helping the communities in which
we operate. Our Pro Bono Community Affairs Program is an important
part of who we are as a firm and the values we espouse. The broad
range of initiatives we support is testimony to this.
Hong Kong office supports a variety of community projects and schemes,
partnering with various social sectors. We are currently supporting
several charities on an ongoing basis. These include Helpers For
Domestic Helpers (Social & Economic), Enlighten (Health), St.
Mary's Home for the Aged (Elderly) and Hans Andersen Club (Children).
the last year, pro bono work was undertaken in 21 of Allen &
Overy's offices, with volunteers completing 48,000 hours of service,
equivalent to GBP10.8m in billable time.