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Robert Thompson


Robert is a junior associate in Allen & Overy’s Advanced Delivery Legal team. Since joining in September 2015, he has worked across numerous practice groups such as Corporate, ICM, Real Estate and Litigation. Robert has significant litigation experience working on large- scale document review exercises for the Litigation department. Specifically, his experience includes CAL and linear reviews, review of Bloomberg chats, assisting and leading review work-streams against strict deadlines, providing quality control and feedback to the review team, and assisting in ad hoc work-streams such as the Dramatis Personae and deep-dives into specific areas of interest. He was seconded to the Document Review Management team where his responsibilities include liaising directly with eDiscovery teams to design review workflows and compiling analysis to assist the Belfast team to efficiently complete reviews within both budget and timescales parameters. He was seconded to the Legal Technology Operations team for six months where he gained significant exposure to a number of Legal Technology solutions, such as HighQ Collaborate, Contract Express, Kira and bespoke client solutions, and engaged with the Data Science team. Robert has experience with negotiating NDAs and has acted on behalf of potential investors and sellers. He also has experience in matter management involving quarterly and ad-hoc board minutes for various entities with the alternative investment industry.



Chartered Legal Executive, CILEX, 2020


LLB, Queen’s University, Belfast, 2013
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.