Mr Jonathan Lewis > Shearman & Sterling LLP > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Shearman & Sterling LLP
AVENIDA BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA, 3400
SÃO PAULO SP 04538–132
Brazil

Work Department

Capital Markets

Position

Counsel

Career

Jonathan Lewis is a counsel in the Capital Markets practice. His practice is focused on providing New York law and English law advice to clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, financings, liability management and restructurings.

He has extensive experience in Brazil and regularly represents issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders and sponsors across a range of industries, including banking, fintech, financial services, retail and e-commerce, mining and natural resources, energy, transportation, manufacturing and environmental services. He also has experience preparing clients to become publicly traded companies, advising on corporate structural matters, and corporate and securities compliance matters.

During his career, he also has practiced in New York, London, Dubai, Moscow, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Languages

English, Portuguese

Memberships

New York

Solicitor, England and Wales

Foreign Legal Consultant, Brazil

Education

College of Law, England, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws

University of Nottingham, LL.B. (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

Shearman & Sterling LLP has experienced a changing of the guard in its Latin America capital markets practice with the retirement of heavy-hitter Stuart K Fleischmann in January 2021 and following the retirement from the partnership of senior statesperson Antonia Stolper the previous year, although she remains of counsel at the firm. Manuel Orillac and Grissel Mercado have stepped up to lead many of the team’s top engagements, with Roberta Cherman providing further senior-level experience in Sao Paulo. The team continues to represent leading international and Latin American banks, along with a range of regional issuers. The practice remains best known for project bonds, along with financial institutions, energy (including renewables) and infrastructure-related bond offerings. ESG and sustainability-linked bond offerings constitute another growth area for the group. Maria Marulanda Larsen and Sao Paulo’s Jonathan Lewis are additional key names at counsel level. Named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.