Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading law firms, with around 5,000 staff and 470 partners worldwide. Since opening its first office in 1930, the firm has grown into a global organisation with 36 offices in 26 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East.
Over half of our turnover is generated outside the UK and two-thirds of our work is cross-border, involving our offices in two or more countries. Strikingly, nearly 20% of our work involves offices in five or more countries, demonstrating the importance of providing a global response to our clients’ needs.
Operating in major economic centres across the globe, we are at the heart of the world’s business community. All our offices have deep local roots in their jurisdictions. We can therefore provide clients with leading legal expertise and advice on a local and international level.
Our clients and people are at the centre of everything we do, and we pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we have built up over the years. We listen to our clients and ensure that we understand their needs fully – not just their legal matters. This enables us to provide the comprehensive and unbeatable service for which we are world-famous.
Our Asia-Pacific Regulatory Group
Our Asia-Pacific Regulatory Group has extensive experience in advising various international financial institutions on regulatory matters including compliance, risk management, dispute resolution and regulatory investigations and proceedings across Asia-Pacific, including on a comparative basis.
The contentious and non-contentious regulatory teams work as seamlessly as possible to provide comprehensive support for our clients. We assist our clients to implement systems which not only comply with applicable regulations, but which, to the extent possible and practicable, provide a degree of protection in relation to their trading and other business arrangements and which would place them in a defensible position should things go wrong.
Moody's Investors Service is among the world's most respected, widely utilized sources for credit ratings, research and risk analysis. Moody’s commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, protecting the integrity of credit. The firm publishes market-leading credit opinions, deal research and commentary, serving more than 8,700 customer accounts worldwide.
Moody's integrity and deep market expertise have earned it the trust of capital market participants worldwide. Our ratings and analysis track debt covering more than 100 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 26,000 public finance issuers, and 110,000 structured finance obligations.
Moody's default studies validate our predictive ratings. Our published research and well-attended investor briefings keep investors current with the rationale underlying our credit opinions.
In recent years, Moody's has moved significantly beyond its traditional bond rating activities, assigning ratings to issuers of securities, insurance company obligations, bank loans, bank deposits and other bank debt, managed funds and derivatives. The firm also has expanded into developing markets through joint ventures and affiliations with local rating agencies.
Moody's maintains offices in most of the world's major financial centers and employs approximately 3,600 people worldwide, including more than 1,000 analysts.
Clients include investors, depositors, creditors, investment banks, commercial banks, other financial intermediaries, and a wide range of corporate and governmental issuers of securities.
Moody's Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO). The corporation reported revenue of $2.3 billion in 2007. Additional information about the company is available at www.moodys.com.
CompliancePlus is an independent consulting firm focused on providing a complete range of proven and reliable compliance solutions to fund management companies and hedge fund managers in Asia.
Our dedicated team of compliance officers has years of professional experience equipped with in-depth knowledge of both functional and compliance experience in managing and minimizing regulatory, operational and reputational risks. We have been providing real time compliance support and proactive recommendations to start-up hedge funds, fund of hedge funds and multi-strategies hedge funds with our solid compliance knowledge.
By partnering with CompliancePlus, our clients gain access to compliance solutions that they can trust and the latest knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures. Through building up strong relationships with our clients and by ensuring our availability to them, we are trusted advisors helping clients to navigate a challenging and changing regulatory environment.
Local market knowledge – Global candidate resources
Barclay Simpson is a dedicated international corporate governance recruitment consultancy established since 1989. We provide recruitment services across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East and Asia Pacific from our offices in London, Hong Kong and Dubai.
We work with major local and international financial services and banks to help them identify talent for their corporate governance functions. Our locally based recruitment consultants understand their regional recruitment markets and have access to probably the largest single database of corporate governance professionals in the world.
Our services are differentiated by our consultants. Since 1989 we have never lost a consultant to a competitor. In the recent recession, not only did we not make any redundancies, we grew. Our consultants stay with us allowing them to build their expertise in their specialist markets. Our candidates benefit from a highly knowledgeable service and our clients from a well resourced and informed service and exceptional continuity of service. We thoroughly understand the unique nature of the market and what it takes to find the right candidate either locally or from the international talent pool.
Barclay Simpson Asia Pacific
Barclay Simpson Asia Pacific opened its office in Hong Kong in 2008. We predominantly service Hong Kong and Singapore and offer expert recruitment services across all areas of corporate governance. We work with a wide range of banking, fund management, insurance and other financial services businesses across the region for all Regulatory Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering recruitment and related corporate governance disciplines. We enable our clients to recruit staff with the often scarce skills and experience they need to meet their regulatory compliance and corporate governance objectives. Utilising our single global candidate database that contains both locally and internationally based candidates, we employ a mix of contingency, networking and search methodologies to provide the most effective recruitment solution for any given assignment. We bring an effective combination of subject matter expertise, local market knowledge and global candidate resources to our client’s corporate governance recruitment endeavours.
Prudential Corporation Asia comprises the life insurance, asset management and consumer finance operations of Prudential plc in Asia. Our businesses span 13 markets, covering China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
We are the leading Europe-based life insurer in Asia in terms of market coverage, and have more than 400,000 employees and agents across the region serving 15 million customers. Our Asia asset management business spans ten markets and manages £46.1 billion in assets (at 30 June 2010).
Learn more about Prudential Corporation Asia online at www.prudentialcorporation-asia.com.
Standard Chartered in Singapore is part of an international banking group with an extensive network of over 1,700 branches and outlets in more than 70 countries in Asia Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom and the Americas.
With a history of 150 years in Singapore, the Bank opened its first branch in 1859 and was among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) licence in October 1999. It serves both Consumer and Wholesale Banking customers.
Standard Chartered is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. The Bank’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, 'Here for good'.
For more details, please visit http://www.standardchartered.com
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE: TRI). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.
With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.