Shearman & Sterling LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Respected practice that focuses on high-end cross-border transactions, drawing from a pool of US-qualified lawyers and experts in European and Asian transactions. Often works with clients from the telecommunications, healthcare, financial services, energy and transport sectors. Clients also benefit from a strong multi-jurisdictional regulatory practice.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "high-quality advice and support" and cite its "very attentive and responsive" approach as particular strengths.

Work highlights Advised ArcelorMittal on its USD7 billion acquisition of Essar Steel India via a joint venture with Nippon Steel.

Notable practitioners


Laurence Levy
is routinely engaged to advise with respect to considerable public and private M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. His practice displays extensive international reach, and he serves as head of the firm's EMEA M&A group.
"Laurence is incredibly responsive and able to provide really balanced and focused advice in exceptionally pressured situations.""He's dedicated, experienced, principled and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his field."