Shearman & Sterling LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Newly-ranked practice with a notable offering in France, Germany and the UK. Noted for its experience in leveraged finance, often acting on cross-border acquisition and real estate finance. Clients include global financial institutions, hedge funds and private equity companies. Frequently active on transatlantic matters involving the USA.

Strengths"We know we can rely on the Shearman team for a very high level of legal services even on complicated and time-sensitive transactions," notes one client.

A client further highlights the firm's "very commercial approach, excellent knowledge of legal technicalities and capabilities in cross-border work."

Work highlights Advised Ares Management as the lender on the recapitalisation of Intelligent Repair Solutions Group.

Notable practitioners

Peter Hayes heads the firm's EMEA finance team from the London office.