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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Shearman & Sterling has a long and distinguished history of supporting its clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets, for nearly 150 years.
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Firm profile for Europe 2022

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Senior Partner: David Beveridge
Global Managing Partners: George Casey, Adam Hakki
Number of partners: 200+
Number of lawyers: 800+

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Shearman & Sterling has a long and distinguished history of supporting their clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging markets. The firm represents many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises – often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters and disputes. With a deep understanding of their clients’ businesses and the industries where they operate, their focus is providing clients with outstanding legal and commercial advice, often on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:  

Antitrust/ Competition Law: Shearman & Sterling lawyers have experience dealing with all aspects of EU and US antitrust/competition law and represent clients on some of the world’s most challenging, multi-jurisdictional antitrust cases. These include complex mergers and acquisitions in Europe and other jurisdictions; unilateral conduct; antitrust/IP interface; cartel investigations; antitrust compliance and counseling; State aid and privatisations; market investigations; and litigation, including in antitrust class action lawsuits and jury trials.

Capital Markets: Withoffices in all the world's major financial centers, Shearman & Sterling lawyers represent clients in some of the most sophisticated and innovative capital-raising transactions. They have the knowledge and skills to counsel clients on complex, multi-jurisdictional debt and equity capital markets transactions as well as important local capital markets transactions. The team advises both issuer and underwriter clients on a full range of legal matters and issues.

Derivatives & Structured Products: Shearman & Sterling’s derivatives and structured products practice represents the full spectrum of market participants across the complete range of derivatives products and asset classes. With significant high-end capabilities in both the UK and the US, the firm advises clients on all of the structural, legal and documentation considerations that arise in relevant transactions.

Finance: Shearman & Sterling’s finance practice helps borrowers, sponsors and lenders successfully navigate all aspects of the bank financing process and obtain the best possible outcomes. The firm routinely handles cross-border financings and provide comprehensive advice to clients who need both bank and bond financings by creating tailored solutions to address their complex financing needs, whether asset-based, leveraged or investment-grade. It also focuses on infrastructure acquisition financings and refinancing's, acting for both infrastructure sponsors and finance providers.

As part of the finance practice, Shearman & Sterling’s leveraged finance lawyers are leaders in the high yield and leveraged bank market. Noted for their in-depth understanding of the business and legal considerations involved in leveraged credit, the firm's lawyers offer a combination of market experience and a broad range of capabilities in the capital markets and syndicated lending marketplace.

Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory: Leveraging their deep regulatory knowledge and global capabilities, Shearman & Sterling helps clients cultivate relationships with regulators. The firm delivers innovative solutions to increasingly complex regulatory issues, as well as make the most of opportunities presented by regulatory reform initiatives and market developments. The firm's market-leading financial regulatory practice advises on international and complex cross-border, first-in-kind regulatory and compliance matters and transactions. It represents many of the world’s leading financial institutions, and have extensive experience advising on bank regulation, bank insolvency, recovery and resolution planning, corporate governance, bank capital markets transactions, including EU legislation (such as EMIR, MiFID II and CRD IV) and international initiatives. Shearman & Sterling is at the forefront of issues related to Brexit and the changing regulatory landscape, providing clients with advice and insight to navigate legal issues resulting from broader developments.

Financial Restructuring & Insolvency: Shearman & Sterling represents stakeholders across the full spectrum of restructuring matters. The firm's global team has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border restructurings, including some of the most high-profile transactions of recent years.  Their clients include all stakeholders across the capital structure, including companies, sponsors, lenders, noteholders and other creditors. The firm has particularly extensive experience in restructuring high yield bonds, leveraged loans, derivatives and structured products. The team also has expertise in sovereign and sub-sovereign restructurings, financial institution restructurings and formal insolvency proceedings.

International Arbitration: The firm’s 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 globally. The team is 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 global network, which enables lawyers to provide a 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 multi-billion-dollar, complex M&A transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances and investments. The team advises both principals and their financial advisors on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border public and private M&A deals, offering pragmatic and solutions-oriented advice. Shearman & Sterling has a strong record of working with private equity funds, portfolio companies, management teams and investors in cross border and international transactions. From fund inception to exit strategies, deal execution and financing to portfolio company management, the firm is actively involved in all aspects of the private equity life cycle.

Project Development & Finance: Shearman & Sterling has extensive experience advising on first-in-kind, first-in-country projects and financings. The team's expertise spans a wide range of sectors including oil and gas mining and metals, transportation, thermal, nuclear and renewable power, and power infrastructure.  The firm takes a client-centered approach, providing directly relevant advice that is both commercial and industry-focused.

Tax: Ranked among the leading advisors in domestic and international tax, Shearman & Sterling’s Tax practice plays an integral role in the firm’s corporate and cross-border practice and provides tax capability in multiple jurisdictions. Clients regularly entrust the firm with their most complex and strategic tax matters, resulting in the firm’s involvement in groundbreaking transactions throughout the world. The team also advises clients with respect to a full range of tax controversies and disputes.

OFFICES:  

Belgium
Brussels

Avenue des Arts 56
Brussels
1000 Belgium
Tel: +32 2 500 9800

Brazil
São Paulo
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3400
São Paulo - SP
04538-132 Brazil
Tel: +55 11 3702 2200

Canada
Toronto
Commerce Court West
Suite 4405
PO Box 247
Toronto
Ontario
M5L 1E8
Canada
Tel:+1 416 360 8484

China 

Beijing
Unit 3209
China Central Place Tower 2
79 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100025
China
Tel: +86 10 5922 8000

Hong Kong
12/F, Gloucester Tower
The Landmark
15 Queen's Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2978 8000

Shanghai
Jing’An Kerry Center I
2501 - 2502
1515 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai
200040
China
Tel: +86 21 6136 5000

France
Paris
7 rue Jacques Bingen
Paris
75017
France
Tel: +33 1 53 89 70 00

Germany
Frankfurt
Bockenheimer Landstrasse 2-4
Frankfurt am Main
60306
Germany
Tel:+49 69 9711 1000

Italy
Milan
Corso Venezia 16
Milano
20121
Italy
Tel:+39 02 0064 1500

Rome
Via Borgognona 47
Roma
00187
Italy
Tel:+39 06 697 679 1

Japan
Tokyo
Fukoku Seimei Building, 5th Floor
2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0011
Japan
Tel: +81 3 5251 1601

Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Office Unit 10, Floor 3,
Bldg. WH01-04, Al Raidah, Digital City, Al-Nakheel
PO Box 90217, Riyadh
11613 Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel:+966 11 213 7800

Singapore
6 Battery Road #25-03
Singapore
049909
Singapore
Tel: +65 6230 3800

United Arab Emirates
 

Abu Dhabi
Etihad Towers
21st Floor, Office Tower 3
Corniche Road
PO Box 2948
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel:+971 2 410 8100

Dubai
Dubai International Financial Centre
Gate Village 4, Level 2
Office 208
PO Box 506771
Dubai United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 410 8187

United Kingdom
London
9 Appold Street
London EC2A 2AP
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7655 5000

United States  

Austin
111 Congress Avenue
Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701
United States
Tel: +1 512 647 1900

Houston
1100 Louisiana Street
Suite 3300
Houston, Texas 77002
United States
Tel: +1 713 354 4900

Menlo Park
1460 El Camino Real
2nd Floor
Menlo Park, California 94025-4110
United States
Tel: +1 650 838 3600

New York
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10022-6069
United States
Tel:+1 212 848 4000

San Francisco
535 Mission Street
25th Floor San Francisco,
California 94105-2997
United States
Tel: +1 415 616 1100

Washington, D.C.
401 9th Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20004-2128
United States
Tel: +1 202 508 8000

South Korea
Seoul
15/F, Gwanghwamun Kyobo Building
1, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu
Seoul 03154
Tel: +82 2 2010 8972

Europe

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 USA 2022 UK 2022 Asia-Pacific 2022 Greater China Region 2022 Latin America 2022 High Net Worth 2022

Contributions

Total 5 contributions

Law and Practice

Investment Funds 2022 in Hong Kong

Authors: Lorna Xin Chen, Anil Motwani, Ji Zhang

Law and Practice

Securitisation 2022 in USA

Authors: Bjorn Bjerke

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 76 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Ranked Departments

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Europe-wide

Banking & Finance
Band 5
Capital Markets: Equity
Band 3
France

Banking & Finance
Band 5
Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Band 3
International Arbitration
Band 5

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Ranked Lawyers

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Arbitration (International)


Jennifer Younan
Band 5
France

Banking & Finance


Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand
Band 5

Capital Markets: Equity


Hervé Letréguilly
Band 3
Sami L Toutounji
Band 4

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability


Guillaume Isautier
Band 4

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Band 2
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Band 3
Emanuele TruccoCapital Markets: Equity
Hervé LetréguillyCapital Markets: Equity
Matthew ReadingsCompetition Law
Laurence LevyCorporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Band 4
Maud ManonBanking & Finance
Sami L ToutounjiCapital Markets: Equity
Domenico FanueleCorporate/M&A
Guillaume IsautierCorporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Nicolas BombrunCorporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Band 5
Jennifer YounanArbitration (International)
Pierre-Nicolas FerrandBanking & Finance
Thomas KönigCorporate/M&A: High-end Capability
Pierre-Nicolas FerrandRestructuring/Insolvency
Band 6
Jeremy ScemamaCorporate/M&A: High-end Capability

Ranked Offices

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Germany

Frankfurt am Main
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Rome
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London

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Head Office

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Head Office

599 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10022-6069

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