London Snapshot: Allen & Overy

Law360, New York (October 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Before intellectual property attorneys at Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy solve problems for their clients, they take steps to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

By mastering listening skills, they have come to know how to act in ways that make sense to their clients. The practice has learned such valuable lessons by dealing with international companies on a regular basis, according to partner Catriona Smith in the firm’s London office.

“With two extremes like U.S. and Japan entities, you have to make...
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