Shearman & Sterling has lost four partners from its private equity team in Paris, the latest partner departures from the firm ahead of a planned merger vote next month with Allen & Overy.

Xavier Norlain, Jeremy Scemama, Maud Manon and Matthieu Lampel, all partners in corporate/private equity, are leaving after just over two years at Shearman. They arrived in 2021 from DLA Piper in Paris.