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Shearman & Sterling LLP

599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022-6069, USA
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Work +1 212 848 4000
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Fax +1 212 848 7179
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www.shearman.com

Jason Lehner

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Work +1 212 848 7974
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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Partner

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www.shearman.com/jlehner/


United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s prominent underwriter-side expertise combines with its robust issuer-side practice to provide comprehensive coverage of debt capital markets matters, with strength in SEC-registered and private offerings, acquisition financings and liability management transactions. CVS Health turned to the firm for assistance with its $40bn bond offering to support its acquisition of Aetna, which notably represented the third-largest corporate bond sale on record — Stephen Giove led that work. In another issuer headline, Harald Halbhuber advised Baker Hughes on its $3.9bn bond offering. On the bank side, Americas group head Jonathan DeSantis advised the underwriters on Interpublic Group of Companies’ $2bn notes offering. Jason Lehner, who splits his time between New York and Toronto, Merritt Johnson and the ‘very knowledgeable’ Lona Nallengara are also recommended. All named lawyers are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

‘A global player in capital markets’, Shearman & Sterling LLP impresses with its ‘strong involvement in Latin America-related transactions’ and its ‘great relationships with underwriters’. Key contacts include Ilir Mujalovic, who had a busy year advising various underwriters on a string of debut offerings, such as Axonics Modulation Technologies’ $120m IPO and Inspire Medical Systems’ $124.2m IPO. Jason Lehner, who splits his time between Toronto and New York, advised the underwriters on ONEOK’s $1.2bn share offering. In a high-profile issuer mandate, Harald Halbhuber acted alongside the firm’s Sao Paulo office to assist PagSeguro Digital on its $2.6bn IPO on the NYSE. Jonathan DeSantis, who heads the capital markets practice for the Americas, and Merritt Johnson are also noted. Named attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

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Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Leading lawyers

Jason Lehner - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

‘A respected name for global capital markets’, Shearman & Sterling LLP ‘stands shoulder to shoulder with the best in Latin America’; particularly in Brazil, where sources highlight its ‘great relationships with underwriters’. In a recent example of its regional strength, the firm advised Brazil’s PagSeguro Digital on its IPO and secondary offering on the NYSE, which raised around $2.6bn — New York-based Harald Halbhuber led that deal with support from the Sao Paulo office. The firm also sets itself apart through its Canada expertise. Recent work in that area included Jason Lehner, who splits his time between Toronto and New York, advising the underwriters on Ontario Teachers’ Finance Trust’s $2bn private placement of notes listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (now trading as Euronext Dublin). Other key contacts include Antonia Stolper, who heads the Latin America affinity group from New York, and Stuart Fleischmann, who splits his time between New York and Sao Paulo.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Shearman & Sterling LLP houses a broad capital markets practice, which draws particular praise for its ‘great relationships with underwriters’ and ‘strong profile in Latin American deals’. The firm’s Canada expertise is also a significant pillar of the practice and Jason Lehner, who splits his time between New York and Toronto, handled several high-yield debt offerings involving Canadian companies over the past year. Most notably, he advised the underwriters on Mountain Province Diamonds’ $330m private placement. On the US side, Lehner advised the joint bookrunners on notes offerings worth $1.7bn by Wand Merger Corporation. The firm also acts for issuers, which included Lisa Jacobs (‘incredibly hard working with excellent judgment’) advising to American Axle Manufacturing on its $400m notes offering and concurrent debt tender offer. Also recommended are Harald Halbhuber and Ilir Mujalovic.

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