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Allen Overy Shearman Sterling senior partners: We’ll target tech, energy and private money clients

The scale of the combined law firm will help it court big clients in different sectors across its 49 locations

Wim Dejonghe, senior partner at Allen & Overy (left), and Adam Hakki, senior partner at Shearman & Sterling, will head the $3.4bn combined law firm

Allen Overy Shearman Sterling

Allen Overy Shearman Sterling, the $3.4bn tie-up between two legal giants, will push for new business in the energy transition, technology and private money sectors as part of the firm’s ambitions to dominate the industry. 

In one of the biggest transatlantic legal tie-ups in history, Magic Circle law firm Allen & Overy and New York-headquartered Shearman & Sterling announced a merger on 21 May to create a global powerhouse of nearly 4,000 lawyers.