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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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As one of the first law firms to establish a presence in key global markets, Shearman & Sterling LLP has led the way in serving clients wherever they do business for more than 140 years. From major financial centers to emerging markets, the firm has the reach, depth and global perspective necessary to advise clients on their most complex worldwide business needs.

Shearman & Sterling is organized as a single, integrated partnership with approximately 850 lawyers in more than 20 offices located throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s lawyers come from some 80 countries and speak more than 60 languages. In addition, nearly half of its lawyers practice outside the United States. Clients rely on the vast Shearman & Sterling global network to help accomplish their business goals, whether they are complex cross-border transactions or local deals.

Shearman & Sterling understands its clients’ needs, with an innovative spirit honed over the past 14 decades to find creative ways to anticipate and address their problems. Harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of its lawyers across the firm’s extensive global footprint, Shearman & Sterling represents many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises. Those clients, in turn, continue to choose the firm for its distinctive ability to leverage the knowledge and judgment of one of the world’s largest and most accomplished cross-border legal teams – a team ideally situated to counsel clients in this challenging 21st-century global economy.

Shearman & Sterling works across practices and jurisdictions to provide the highest quality legal services, bringing its collective experience to bear on issues facing clients. The firm’s areas of practice include antitrust and competition, capital markets, emerging growth, executive compensation and employee benefits, finance, financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory, financial restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property transactions, international arbitration, international trade and investment, investment funds, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, private capital, project development and finance, public international law, real estate, sustainable development, and tax.

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  • Senior Partner

  • David Beveridge

  • Global Managing Partners

  • George Casey

  • Adam Hakki

  • Other Offices

  • Abu Dhabi

  • Beijing

  • Brussels

  • Dubai

  • Frankfurt

  • Hong Kong

  • London

  • Milan

  • Paris

  • Rome

  • SĂŁo Paulo

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Shanghai

  • Singapore

  • Tokyo

  • Toronto

  • Number of Partners (US)

  • 119

  • Number of Other Fee-Earners (US)

  • 388

Latin America

Shearman & Sterling has been a leading international law firm in Latin America and the Caribbean for more than a century, and has played an active role in the economic development of the region.

Shearman & Sterling's Latin America practice is distinguished by its deep knowledge and experience across countries; passion and commitment to the economic and social well-being of Latin America; understanding of the different cultures and the legal, political and economic drivers within the region; and remarkable resourcefulness and ability to think out of the box, making it an unrivalled problem solver.

The firm's Latin America practice group includes more than 60 attorneys, including 40 partners and counsel situated in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, who work as a cohesive integrated team. Its attorneys are not only fully conversant in Spanish and Portuguese but also have extensive experience with the business environment in Latin America and are knowledgeable about laws and regulations throughout the region.

Its intimate knowledge of local markets, coupled with the broad capabilities of a truly international firm, have made it the law firm of choice for companies, financial institutions, governments, governmental entities and multilateral agencies.

Its team of lawyers assists clients throughout the region with their legal needs, with an emphasis on: antitrust; bank finance; capital markets; derivatives; financial regulatory; international arbitration; investment funds; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; project development and finance; real estate; and tax.

Opened in 2004, the S?o Paulo office is one of the most well-established foreign law presences in Brazil. The S?o Paulo lawyers work closely with colleagues around the world to provide clients with world-class legal services.

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