Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling to Merge
Partnerships at global law firms Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling have voted almost unanimously in favour of merging to create A&O Shearman.
“This is a historic moment for both firms and our profession,” said Wim Dejonghe, senior partner at Allen & Overy. “We are delighted that our partners have voted so resoundingly in favor of this merger, which is a transformational step for the legal industry.”
“We have long admired Shearman & Sterling for its outstanding reputation, talent, and client base, and we are confident that together we will create a truly exceptional global firm that will serve our clients’ needs in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.”