Shearman & Sterling LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Regularly involved in cross-border ECM and DCM work including innovative debt financings and IPOs. Benefits from an integrated bank and bond practice, as well as extensive experience advising on high-yield offerings. Equally capable of representing issuers and underwriters on a variety of sophisticated transactions.

Strengths One market commentator notes: "They are hard-working and knowledgeable. There is not a question they couldn’t take and provide you with the smart solution."

"The whole team works around the clock and are extremely responsive," according to interviewees.

Work highlights Helped Citycon on its offering of EUR350 million short-dated green bonds.

Notable practitioners

David Dixter is a US-qualified lawyer with an equity practice that covers transactions such as IPOs and share sales. He is recognised for his work on offerings involving European companies.
"He is a sophisticated lawyer in the ECM space."

Jacques McChesney comes recommended for his expertise acting for banks and corporations on a range of high-yield matters.

US-qualified Marwa Elborai advises European issuers on Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings. She enjoys a strong reputation for high-yield work in the context of leveraged financings.

Across sterling and dollar-dominated debt, Trevor Ingram is recognised for his work advising companies, banks and private equity firms.
"He has really deep substantive knowledge in this space."

Ward McKimm is head of the firm's global leveraged finance group. He represents leading financial institutions on cross-border high-yield transactions.
"He's a very strong lawyer." "We are impressed by his effectiveness, knowledge and commercial mindset."