Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Firm profile for Asia-Pacific 2021

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Global 2021 USA 2020 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020

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Senior Partner: David Beveridge
Asia Regional Managing Partners: Lorna Chen and Masahisa Ikeda
Number of partners: 200+
Number of lawyers: 850+
Languages: The firm has over 850 lawyers around the world speaking more than 70 languages and practicing US, English, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. Nearly half of its lawyers practice outside the United States.

Firm Overview:
As one of the first law firms to establish a presence in key global markets, Shearman & Sterling has led the way in serving clients wherever they do business for nearly 150 years. From major financial centres to emerging markets, the firm has the global presence and diverse perspectives needed to partner with its clients to provide solutions to their most complex worldwide business needs.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust
Capital Markets
Compensation, Governance & Erisa
Derivatives & Structured Products
Emerging Growth
Finance
Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
Intellectual Property Transactions
International Arbitration
Investment Funds
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Privacy & Data Protection
Private Client
Project Development & Finance
Public International Law
Real Estate
Tax

Main Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets:
Shearman & Sterling’s attorneys have represented clients in some of the most sophisticated and innovative capital-raising transactions for over 100 years. The lawyers advise clients on all types of securities transactions, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance issues, including: public and private securities offerings; structured products and hybrid securities.

Finance:
Shearman & Sterling’s Asia Finance practice is an integral part of the firm’s global Finance practice, providing on the ground support to global and regional clients on debt financing transactions. The team has the capability to execute transactions under English, Hong Kong and New York law under one roof. Its core areas of focus complements the firm’s strong capital markets, funds and corporate coverage in the region and includes leveraged financing, investment-grade financing, asset-based lending, acquisition financings, complex debt restructurings and structured finance.

International Arbitration:
The firm’s 100-lawyer international arbitration team handles international commercial and investment disputes throughout the world. The practice, renowned for its thorough knowledge of arbitration processes and comparative law, is widely viewed as one of the world’s finest.

Investment Funds:
By combining multidisciplinary knowledge with a globally integrated approach, the firm’s full-service investment funds team provides a comprehensive range of investment funds services to clients on a worldwide basis. The team has extensive experience assisting fund sponsors and investors across the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa in finding innovative solutions to the challenges they face. They are also skilled at reconciling complex regulatory and tax regimes with the competing requirements of fund sponsors, their investment strategies and their target investors.

Litigation:
Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation practice represents clients in their most high-stakes litigation matters. The practice benefits from the firm’s vast geographic footprint and can draw on its global resources to provide seamless cross-jurisdictional service in a dynamically changing regulatory environment. The firm’s litigators are recognised leaders in a wide range of practice areas.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm 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 realise their commercial goals.

Private Equity:
Shearman & Sterling 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 recognised as market leaders in their region.

Project Development & Finance:
Shearman & Sterling has an unrivalled track record advising on a number of complex, innovative and significant project development and project finance transactions counseling all types of clients, including lenders, sponsors, project companies, private commercial and investment banks, placement agents, underwriters, export credit agencies, multilateral lending institutions, PRI providers, suppliers, contractors, off-take purchasers and advisors. Utilising a multidisciplinary approach, our projects lawyers work together with lawyers from our Bank Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups, and other essential corporate law disciplines, to provide our clients with integrated counsel on all aspects of their most important business objectives.

Asia-Pacific

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 USA 2020 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020

Contributions

Total 2 contributions

Law and Practice

Investment Funds 2021 in Hong Kong

Authors: Lorna Xin Chen, Anil Motwani, Iris Wang

Law and Practice

Corporate M&A 2021 in USA

Authors: George Casey, Scott Petepiece, Cody Wright

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 49 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Ranked Departments

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Arbitration (International)
Band 4
Capital Markets: Debt
Band 3
Capital Markets: Equity
Band 3
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
Band 1
Corporate/M&A
Band 3
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Band 4

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China

Capital Markets: High-Yield Products (International Firms)


Kyungwon Lee
Band 2

Corporate/M&A: China-based (International Firms)


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)


Emmanuel Jacomy
Band 3
Nils Eliasson
Band 1

Investment Funds (International Firms)


Lorna Xin Chen
Band 2

Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
William McCormackProjects & Infrastructure: International
Band 1
Alan YeungCapital Markets: High-Yield Products (International Firms)
Andrew R SchleiderCapital Markets: International
Nils EliassonDispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)
Xiaogang (Sean) WangProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
Band 2
Kyungwon LeeCapital Markets: High-Yield Products (International Firms)
Lorna Xin ChenInvestment Funds (International Firms)
Etienne GelencsérInvestment Funds: Registered Foreign Lawyers
Etienne GelencsérProjects & Energy: International
Anna ChungProjects & Infrastructure: International
Ben ShortenProjects & Infrastructure: International
Band 3
Masahisa IkedaCapital Markets: International: US Law
Sidharth BhasinCorporate/M&A: International
Daryl ChewDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Emmanuel JacomyDispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)
Band 4
Toshiro MochizukiCapital Markets: International: US Law
Li ChenCorporate/M&A: China-based (International Firms)
Karl PiresCorporate/M&A: International

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599 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10022-6069

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