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Allen & Overy
Bishops Square
Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD
United Kingdom

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Most innovative law firms in Dispute Resolution 2012 (2)

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InnovationAdvice to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
Originality5
Rationale5
Impact7
Total17
DescriptionThe firm, a long-standing adviser to ISDA, helped it act as a custodian to the Master Agreement governing the derivatives industry in recent litigation which dealt with the consequences of default events. Although ISDA had no financial stake in the litigation, it wanted to be a party to it for the good of the financial markets in general. Allen & Overy was critical in helping ISDA form its strategy in a case which is likely to have serious impact for financial institutions.

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E1 6AD

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Most innovative law firms in Dispute Resolution 2012

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Award levelHighly commended
InnovationSafeguarding London's reputation as an arbitration centre
Originality7
Rationale5
Impact8
Total20
DescriptionThe firm saw the implications of the Court of Appeal's judgement in Jivraj v Hashwani for London as an arbitration centre. The judgement found that an arbitrator should be treated as an employee and was therefore subject to far-reaching anti-discrimination employment laws. Allen & Overy pro-actively approached the International Chamber of Commerce and intervened in the litigation, acting for them on a pro bono basis. They were successful in the Supreme Court and helped to protect London's reputation as an arbitration centre.

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Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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