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Paul Allen, Managing Partner.

Paul is a founding manager and partner of Allen & Partners. An attorney licensed in both the U.S and UK with over 20 years of legal experience. He specializes in advising companies that are investing in the British and African market. He is dual-qualified in accountancy and marketing and has a successful career in the management of law firms. He often takes responsibility for large tenders and contract compliance on major client contracts, particularly where these involve services from across A&P. Finance, business development, IT & web, HR, premises and graduate recruitment are all part of his remit.

Paul worked as a prosecutor in the criminal litigation division of the Ministry of Justice, litigating cases involving environmental law violations. Paul has extensive experience in representing business entities. He has represented clients in the areas of banking, energy, oil and gas, and telecommunications. He has also used his expertise to counsel clients on forming joint ventures. Today, he specializes in advising his diverse business clients about the legal and regulatory standards of transacting business abroad and facilitates his clients' entry into international markets.


John Bentley, Calne, Wiltshire (1989); Exeter University (1992); College of Law, Guildford (1994 CPE; 1995 LPC).


British Supreme Court, 1989

New York Supreme Court, 2003

Maryland Court of Appeals, 2007

District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2010


American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

British Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association