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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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The firm

Shearman & Sterling has had a long-standing commitment to China for more than 35 years. The firm was among the first global law firms to establish a Beijing office approved and licensed by China's Ministry of Justice. The China offices have expertise in a variety of practice areas and are currently ranked by a number of legal directories as a leading law firm for corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, project finance, investment funds and capital markets.

The firm's clients include multinational and leading Chinese corporations, international investors, financial institutions, and Chinese state-owned and small and medium-sized Chinese private enterprises. It advises them on a wide variety of corporate and financial matters in virtually every sector. While the firm does not practice PRC law, some of its lawyers were first admitted to practice in China and are dual qualified. The firm can therefore effectively identify and resolve issues in conjunction with local counsel. It works with the best domestic law firms in China, with whom it has strong long-standing relationships.

Shearman & Sterling has represented many of the world's leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, state- owned enterprises, governments and governmental organisations for more than 140 years. It is committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to clients. The firm distinguishes itself by harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of its lawyers across its extensive global footprint. It has the capability to mobilise resources throughout its 20 offices worldwide to provide clients with professional legal advice and support. The firm's lawyers are fluent in more than 60 languages and they practice Hong Kong, US, English, French, German, Italian, EU, OHADA and Saudi law, as well as Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law. The firm is organised as a single, integrated partnership with approximately 850 attorneys in 20 offices located throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit Shearman & Sterling's website at

Areas of practice

Shearman & Sterling's main practice areas include: anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, appellate litigation, capital markets, compensation, governance and ERISA, corporate governance, criminal law, regulation and enforcement, derivatives and structured products, emerging growth, environmental, European bank recovery and resolution, finance, financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory, financial institutions investigations and enforcement, financial restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property litigation, intellectual property transactions, international arbitration, international trade and investment, investment funds, Islamic finance, leveraged finance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data protection, private client, private equity and hedge funds, privatisation, pro bono, project development and finance, public international law, real estate, state controlled companies/sovereign wealth funds, structured finance, and tax.

  • Number of lawyers: 850 approx
  • in China: 60 approx
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Swedish

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