Shearman & Sterling LLP

Capital Markets (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Highly rated on the debt side, where it is mandated on investment-grade and high-yield issuances. Recognised for handling a variety of issuances, ranging from green bonds to tap offerings. On the equity side, offers a well-rounded Hong Kong and US law team that is handling transactions for significant mainland Chinese issuers. Especially active representing international and Chinese financial entities alongside real estate and healthcare companies.

Strengths Clients report a positive experience working with the team, with one noting: "I choose to work with them because they are thoughtful and generally easy to work with. They're of very high quality and standard, one of the best."

Work highlights Advised the dealer managers on Kaisa Group Holdings' USD2.7 billion exchange offer of senior notes for outstanding variable-rate senior notes.

Assisted Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank Securities with the USD301.3 million follow-on public offering of Hutchison China MediTech.

Notable practitioners

Alan Yeung is described by one client as "very easy to work with because of his high understanding of the commercial issues and an ability to deal with those in an efficient manner." He is very active advising the deal managers on high-yield debt issuances.

Matthew Bersani is a highly experienced capital markets lawyer, frequently acting on IPOs and follow-on offerings. A client says: "Matthew is a legend in Hong Kong, he has an uncanny ability to synthesise issues like no other lawyer I know. He is a problem solver and a very creative lawyer."

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Wanda Sports Group’s Nasdaq IPO

Matthew Bersani

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Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd.’s $163 Million Bond Offering

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Shearman & Sterling Advises on Xinyuan Real Estate’s Tender Offer and $300 Million Notes Offering

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