Shearman & Sterling is consistently ranked as a global leader in large complex M&A transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and minority investments. Attorneys advise public and private entities involved in a broad range of industries spanning multiple jurisdictions, including Asia, Europe and the Middle East, North America and Latin America, offering not only M&A legal advice but also corporate and complementary business guidance to help clients realize their commercial goals.
In addition, the firm has a strong focus on private equity and regularly advises private equity funds, venture capital funds, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and family offices in complex transactions and financings in various jurisdictions worldwide, including Asia, Europe and the Middle East, North America and Latin America. The firm is distinguished by its exceptional depth of experience that ranges from leverage buyouts and complex control transactions to co-investments, pre-IPO investments and minority investments. The firm has a leading PE practice and its PE partners are recognized as market leaders in their region.