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Sidharth Bhasin

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Mergers & Acquisitions


Sidharth Bhasin is a partner in the corporate group and divides his time between the firm’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices. Mr. Bhasin’s practice focuses primarily on private equity investments and exits, public and private mergers & acquisitions (including take-private transactions), joint ventures, restructurings and workouts, and capital market transactions. He has extensive experience advising private equity funds, including Goldman Sachs PIA, Citi Venture Capital International, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Norwest Venture Partners, Qatar Investment Authority and others, on investments in Asia. Mr. Bhasin also helps lead Shearman & Sterling’s India practice and represents Indian corporates, including the Tata Group, the Aditya Birla Group, the Essar Group and others, on cross-border mergers & acquisitions, financings and restructurings globally. Mr. Bhasin has previously practiced in New York. He was named by Chambers 2012 as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A for India.


English; Hindi


Cornell Law School, LL.M.; Cardiff Law School, LL.B.; University of Delhi, India, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP's India group frequently acts for both Indian corporate and financial sponsors  in a range of transactions. Based between the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices, Sidharth Bhasin heads the practice and is leading a team advising Capital Square Partners on its acquisition of ESM Holdings from Essar Global. In another work highlight, the practice acted as international counsel to Dish TV and Videocon d2h on their merger to form Dish TV Videocon. Andrew Schleider is highlighted for his capital market expertise and was instructed by GMR Hyderabad International Airport's offering of $350m in the aggregate principal amount of 4.25% senior secured notes. Clients also include Goldman Sachs and ICICI Securities.

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Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP splits its Malaysia practice between its Singapore and Hong Kong offices, and is well known for its strength in large projects, though it also handles corporate and capital markets work. Bill McCormack acted for Petronas on the development of its $28bn RAPID project; alongside Sidharth Bhasin and Anthony Patten, he advised the petrochemicals giant on an $8bn investment by Saudi Aramco. McCormack also assisted OM Holdings with the restructuring of a 330MW ferrosilicon smelter project in Sarawak. Project development and finance expert Anna Chung made partner in November 2017. Financing expert Ben Shorten heads the department.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP is heavily focused on private equity and has a strong record in energy M&A. Clients include Goldman Sachs, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Temasek, Capital Square Partners, Petronas and Marubeni. The practice advised Petronas on the completion of a $8bn investment by Saudi Aramco in PETRONAS’ Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Johor State, Malaysia. It also advised Capital Square Partners, the Singapore-based private equity house on its acquisition of ESM Holdings.  Sidharth Bhasin is 'commercial, creative in problem solving and highly responsive'. Counsel James Clayton-Payne is also recommended, as is partner Anthony Patten, who provides additional energy sector expertise.

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