Allen Overy Shearman Sterling Merger Unites Two Legal Powerhouses
Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling have announced a planned merger to create a global law firm, Allen Overy Shearman Sterling, or A&O Shearman. This decision was driven by the shared commitment to excellence and the pursuit of client satisfaction, deeply ingrained in the cultures of both firms. By combining the strengths of these highly respected firms, A&O Shearman will be a legal powerhouse with an unparalleled global reach.
With a combined experience of 250 years, Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling bring an exceptional wealth of knowledge and legal talent to the table, cementing their status as leaders in their respective markets. This ensures clients receive the highest quality advice, regardless of their geographic location.
The merger empowers Shearman & Sterling with an expanded “rest of the world” offering across various practice areas, while Allen & Overy gains increased recognition at the board level and enhanced access to a diverse corporate client base in the US. A&O Shearman is poised to answer the call of navigating the challenges of an increasingly complex legal, regulatory, and geopolitical environment by delivering a seamless global offering of the utmost quality and depth.
The Advantages and Impact of the Allen Overy Shearman Sterling Merger
Recognizing the macro trends that are shaping the industry, including energy transition, technology, and private capital, A&O Shearman is well-positioned to capitalize on these opportunities and bring significant value to clients worldwide. With approximately 3,900 lawyers and 800 partners across 49 offices, A&O Shearman will command an extraordinary level of expertise in navigating complex legal landscapes.
The merger between Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling represents a landmark moment in the legal landscape. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and collaboration, A&O Shearman will be a global elite law firm that delivers unparalleled legal solutions to clients worldwide.