A&O Shearman merger successfully completed

Written by BCCJ
May 23, 2024


Written by BCCJ
May 23, 2024

BCCJ Member A&O Shearman is pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling.

  • Creates the first fully integrated global elite law firm with unparalleled geographic reach and global scale, with depth and quality of experience everywhere.
  • Nearly 4,000 lawyers, including ~800 partners, working across 47 offices with combined revenues of approximately $3.5 billion.

The first fully integrated global elite firm, it has ~7,000 people, and nearly 4,000 lawyers, including ~800 partners, working across 47 offices in 29 countries. A&O Shearman has the depth of experience and diversity of talent to operate at the forefront of business across every industry sector, market, and geography. It is the only firm equally fluent in U.S. law, English law, and the laws of the world’s most dynamic markets. The firm’s strength comes from its global capabilities and unyielding standard of excellence, supported by deep local roots, relationships, experience, and knowledge.

A&O Shearman already advises more than a third of New York Stock Exchange-listed businesses and a fifth of the NASDAQ, as well as many more of the world’s leading organisations listed on the LSE, Euronext, Euronext Paris, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Dubai Financial Market and the Tokyo and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

A&O Shearman will be structured to address the needs of clients now and in the future while further enhancing collaboration internally. It will go-to-market, and develop and manage talent, through a matrix of global practice groups and industry sectors worldwide.

  • Global practice groups, including areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation & Investigations, Debt Finance and many others, will serve clients on global matters and will ensure collaboration around the world and a consistent offering across regions.
  • To deepen relationships with organisations worldwide, six key industry sectors will operate across practices, products and geographies. These are Energy & Infrastructure, Established Industries, Financial Institutions, Life Sciences, Private Capital/Private Equity, and Technology. The firm’s experienced lawyers around the world will also support sub-sectors and additional specific industries.
  • Regional offices will focus on local go-to-market strategies and collaboration; local market reputation-building; talent attraction and development; and local operations.

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