Terms of use 

This Website, www.aoshearman.com (the "Website"), is provided by Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (also referred to as "we" or "us" in these terms of use). 

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These terms of use are the terms and conditions on which we provide the text, software, database, format, documents, graphic and written work and all other materials published on the Website (the "Content") and the basis on which we allow access to it. Please read them carefully. 

The Website is for your own private use. By accessing the Website, you agree: 

  • not to use the Website or the Content in contravention of any regulation or legislation; 
  • not to copy, amend, reproduce or distribute the Content, or disclose the Content to third parties, other than in compliance with our Copyright Notice
  • not to do anything that may damage, interfere with or impair the functionality, availability or quality of the Website or the Content; 
  • not to use any automated means, such as robots, spiders, or crawlers, to access, monitor, or collect data from the Website or the Content, or to circumvent any security or access control measures on the Website or the Content; 
  • not to use the Website for any competitive or fraudulent purposes or to solicit, advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of the Website or to benefit commercially from the Content; and 
  • that you are responsible for any material you send to or upload to the Website and that such material is legal, is not offensive and it does not infringe our rights, those of third parties or the provisions of the Legal Notices. 

We welcome and appreciate any feedback or suggestions on the Website or the Content by email at inhouselegal@aoshearman.com. However, you acknowledge and agree that any feedback or suggestions that you provide to us are voluntary and non-confidential, and that we may use, disclose, or implement them without any obligation or compensation to you. 

Intellectual property rights 

We, our suppliers, or third parties who have granted us permission to reproduce their material on the Website, own all trademarks, copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Content on the Website. Nothing in these terms of use or Legal Notices gives you any right, title or interest in the Content or the Website. 

Please read our Copyright Notice which forms part of the Legal Notices and therefore the terms on which we provide and allow access to the Website. 

Online privacy 

Our online Privacy Policy forms part of the Legal Notices and therefore the terms on which we provide and allow access to the Website. You acknowledge that we may process the personal information you provide if you use the Website in accordance with our online Privacy Policy

Limitations and exclusions of our liability 

The Website and the Content are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, and we make no representations, warranties, or guarantees, whether express or implied, regarding the Website or the Content, or their accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, availability, or reliability, or their fitness for any particular purpose or use. 

The Website and the Content are provided for general information purposes only and nothing on the Website or in the Content is intended to create any contractual relationship or constitute or imply any offer, solicitation or provision of legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on the Website. If you wish to find out more about the information in the materials published, please contact us by email at inhouselegal@aoshearman.com

We are not responsible or liable for any matter relating to you or any third parties accessing or using the Website and/or the Content. 

We do not endorse nor are we responsible for the content of Websites operated by others that link to the Website or that are accessible from it. 

Nothing in these terms of use or the Legal Notices excludes or limits our liability for fraud or for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or for any other matter in respect of which it would be unlawful or in breach of regulation to limit or exclude liability. 


Our rights under the Legal Notices may be waived only in writing and specifically. 

If a provision of the Legal Notices is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that does not affect the legality, validity or enforceability: 

  • in that jurisdiction of any other provision of the Legal Notices; or 
  • in other jurisdictions of the Legal Notices. 

The Legal Notices may be amended by us at any time. Please check the Website periodically to inform yourself of any changes. 

Governing law 

These terms of use and the Legal Notices shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and we and you each submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.