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Shearman & Sterling LLP




London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

The mining and minerals outfit at Shearman & Sterling LLP is jointly led by Jason Lehner in New York and Cynthia Urda Kassis in the London office and intervenes in corporate, financing, international arbitration and capital markets mandates. A team led by Trevor Ingram and David Dixter recently represented the underwriters as joint global coordinators on the $1bn rights offering by Sibanye, and M&A specialist Jeremy Kutner is currently assisting a major global mining company on the potential sale of a third of its interest in a South American coal mine. On the contentious front, Alexander Uff is representing two African subsidiaries of a global mining and exploration company as respondent in ICC arbitration proceedings brought by a South African contractor. Iain Elder , Nicholas Buckworth and counsel Anthony Lepere are key names to note in the project development and finance sub-team.

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United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

At Shearman & Sterling LLP, high-profile name Lona Nallengara arrived into the New York office from Bridgewater Associates - prior to which he was chief of staff at the SEC. Jonathan DeSantis heads a largely New York-based team that enjoys particularly strong links with underwriters but also acts for corporate issuers. Among its manager highlights, Jason Lehner advised the underwriters on Cenovus Energy‚Äôs $2.9bn senior notes offering, while ‚Äėfuture star‚Äô Merritt Johnson assisted the book-running managers with S&P Global‚Äôs $500m notes offering. In a company-side headline, Lisa Jacobs acted for American Axle & Manufacturing on a $1.2bn notes offering. Robert Evans left for the SEC, while Alan Seem joined the Palo Alto office of Jones Day.

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Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

‚ÄėResponsive, practical and knowledgeable‚Äô Shearman & Sterling LLP is distinguished by its ‚Äėvery commercial lawyers‚Äô and its ‚Äėgreat ability to work seamlessly as part of a global team‚Äô. The firm houses a prolific capital markets practice that handles an impressive volume of global deals - for both managers and issuers - with its debt work standing out as particularly high-profile. New York-based Antonia Stolper heads the Latin America affinity group and played key roles in several of the firm‚Äôs recent headline deals in that region, including advising the initial purchasers and the international purchasers on the Province of Buenos Aires‚Äô ARS$15.1bn global bond offering. Canadian work is also a sweet spot and Jason Lehner, who splits his time between New York and Toronto, advised the underwriters on Canadian Natural Resources‚Äô $3bn investment grade debt offering - he also assisted the Province of Ontario with its $2.5bn global bond offering. On the equity side Stuart Fleischmann, who divides his time between the New York and Sao Paulo offices, assisted Brazil airline Azul with its $644.2m IPO.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s diverse group acts on a steady stream of high-yield deals - for both managers and issuers - with a broad sector focus that has recently spanned deals in the technology, infrastructure and food and beverage sectors. The department’s most prominent roles during 2017 were arguably on the manager side, with Ilir Mujalovic advising the underwriters on a $800m notes offering by Zayo Group and Zayo Capital and Jason Lehner, who splits his time between New York and Toronto, advising the underwriters on a $750m senior notes offering by Cott Holdings. Issuer highlights include Mujalovic and Merritt Johnson handling Valvoline’s $400m high-yield senior notes offering. Jonathan DeSantis, who leads the capital markets practice in the Americas, oversees a team that also includes Kyungwon Lee and Lona Nallengara, who recently joined from the SEC. Named individuals are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

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