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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Excellent track record of managing a demanding caseload of domestic and cross-border financings, capitalising on its knowledge of the US market to advise on bank bond deals. Retains key panel appointments by major financial institutions, as well as continuing to act for significant borrower-side clients. Regularly instructed on leveraged finance work by an impressive list of private equity sponsors. Also noted for its growing reputation in hedge fund and other alternative lender representations in European direct lending transactions.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "It's great firm with a good reputation in the market, known to work on complex matters and provide commercial and pragmatic advice."

Clients note: "They are very streetwise and know how to look after their clients’ best interests."

"Throughout each process we always receive high-quality advice and excellent transaction management," reports one client, adding: "Their knowledge of cross-border and cross-product financing is excellent."

Another interviewee adds: "Their financing team is just completely dedicated. Whatever timelines are in place, Shearman can meet them. They are responsive, committed and nice people to deal with."

Work highlights

Advised Carlson Travel on its restructuring of existing debt.

Advised Barclays, UBS and Credit Suisse on a super senior revolving credit facility agreement provided to Swissport.

Advised Marlin Equity Partners on the acquisition of Unifaun, a cloud delivery orchestration platform in the Nordic market.

Notable practitioners

Jackson Lam is noted for his representation of lender, borrower and sponsor clients. He has particular expertise in cross-border leveraged acquisition finance matters.
"Jackson is very responsive, very commercial and diligent and thorough in his review." "Jackson Lam is incredibly good at finding solutions to complex topics."

Korey Fevzi draws praise for his capabilities in leveraged and acquisition financings. His clients include sponsors, funds, corporates and financial institutions, whom he advises on cross-border and domestic mandates.
"Korey Fevzi is not only highly knowledgeable but also very commercially minded. He understands well what we as clients care about and what is commercially sensitive for us, and tailors his advice to help us negotiate transactions.""Korey is always available and provides timely, concise and practical advice on complex matters. He remains calm and in control even when deals are stressful."

Maria Cornilsen assists clients across the market including borrowers, lenders and sponsors. She is a dual-qualified practitioner, making her a go-to for cross-border transactions.
"She is on top of the market, efficient, very quick to respond and really goes the extra mile."

Sanjeev Dhuna is recommended for his leveraged finance expertise. He acts for clients across the market, regularly advising both borrowers and lenders.
"He is an excellent negotiator, very hands-on, and he has a tremendous depth of experience and knowledge."

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Banking & Finance

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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9 Appold Street

Broadgate West

London

Greater London

UK

EC2A 2AP

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Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


Jackson Lam
Associates to watch
Korey Fevzi
Band 5
Maria Cornilsen
Associates to watch
Sanjeev Dhuna
Band 6