Firm Profile > Shearman & Sterling LLP > London, England

Shearman & Sterling LLP
9 APPOLD STREET
LONDON
EC2A 2AP
England

Debt capital markets Tier 2

The London capital markets group at Shearman & Sterling LLP 'has a wide-ranging skillset that allows clients to benefit from different views and experiences'. The firm handles every aspect of the DCM market but stands out for complex financing transactions that utilise more than one type of debt instrument. Practice head David Dixter has extensive experience in the Nordic region; Trevor Ingram, who is qualified in New York and Ontario law, had an active year in investment grade and project bonds; newly promoted partner and 'one of the hardest working lawyers in the CityPawel Szaja leads the firm's Emerging Europe desk. In 2018, Szaja handled major transactions in EMEA including Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline’s $3bn senior secured bonds, in which he advised a syndicate of banks. Marwa Elborai is recommended for advising issuers, sponsors and underwriters on both investment grade and high yield debt.

Leading individuals

Next Generation Partners

Testimonials

The balance of deep product knowledge with a wider viewpoint and market visibility of precedents is valuable‘.

Trevor Ingram has a collaborative approach, which has diffused many difficult conversations to reach acceptable compromises, while retaining goodwill all round‘.

Key clients

Sasol Limited

J.P.Morgan

NatWest Markets

First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC

Anglo American

Morgan Stanley

Citigroup

Nokia

Derivatives (including commodities) Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP is a key adviser to market infrastructure entities such as exchanges and clearinghouses and is a leading player in the commodity derivatives market. The firm assists the biggest exchange clearing group for commodities with new products, disputes, rulebooks, collateral issues and much more. In the broader derivatives market, the firm benefits from offering both English and New York law advice from London. It also has niche expertise acting for lenders and borrowers in equity financing transactions involving equity derivatives and margin loans. Among the firm's standout practitioners are head of the financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory practice Barney Reynolds; derivatives and structured products group head Patrick Clancy; derivatives and structured products  specialist James Duncan; and the highly experienced Thomas Donegan who assists banks, hedge funds, clearinghouses, exchanges and corporates on UK and EU financial regulatory matters. Counsel Leona McManus and associate Sara Couling also play central roles in the practice.

Testimonials

“We were really impressed with ‘out of the box’ solutions the firm provided. The advice was very practical.”

“Thomas Donegan is an exceptional lawyer, very pragmatic.”

Key clients

ICE Clear Europe Limited and ICE Futures Europe

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Dow

ICE Futures U.S.

ICE Clear Netherlands

Ardagh Group S.A.

Italo Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.P.A.

Cyrus Capital Partners, LLC

Cyprus Co-operative Bank

ICE Benchmark Administration

Emerging markets Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP has a track record in complex, high-profile emerging markets projects, transactions and disputes, frequently advising on first-in-country and first-in-kind matters. The five-partner project development and finance practice frequently handles major transactions in the power, oil and gas, road transport infrastructure and renewable energy sectors. Iain Elder leads the practice and is also head of the firm's Africa strategy group. Global head of finance Nick Buckworth has more than 30 years' experience in advising sponsors, lenders and financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia on projects in the energy sector. 'Excellent project finance lawyer' Sanja Udovicic handled high-profile projects in 2018, among which was the financing of the West Nile Delta Project in offshore Egypt. Of counsel John Inglis focuses on energy and natural resources, including power generation, metals, petrochemical, refinery, LNG and upstream oil and gas projects.

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Key clients

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

ACWA Power

Bahrain Petroleum Company

Golar LNG Limited

Engie

Export-Import Bank of Korea (“K-EXIM”) K-Exim

FMO

SACE S.p.A. (SACE)

Sasol

Mitsui

Mubadala

Masdar (a subsidiary of Mubadala)

Marubeni

The Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi; UFJ Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

EDF

General Electric

Abu Dhabi Future Company PJSC

Equity capital markets – mid-large cap Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP's London ECM team stands out by the strength of its European network, which provides a steady flow of IPOs and secondary offerings in London, throughout EMEA, and into the CIS. Headed by David Dixter, the team is perhaps best known for its experience in the Nordic markets, though the practice group has also recently been involved in potential transactions on the Iberian Peninsula and a proposed dual-listing deal in North Africa. Pawel Szaja was promoted to partner in 2018 and now heads the team's Emerging Europe and DACH desks.

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Next Generation Partners

Testimonials

David Dixter really understands the Finnish and Nordic markets.

Key clients

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Tele 2

Citigroup

Discovery Limited

Carnegie Investment Bank

Sonae SGPS S.A

Hassan Allam Holding S.A.E

Jefferies

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory Tier 2

Specialising in the regulatory aspects of M&A,  infrastructure and funds work, Shearman & Sterling LLP’s transatlantic practice is particularly highly regarded for its Brexit advice. Key clients include Cyprus Co-operative Bank and RBS. Global head of the financial services industry group  Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds  also leads the UK practice and is notable for his Brexit expertise. He also leads the contentious team with litigation expert, counsel Jo Rickard. The firm is experienced in cross-border matters relating to regulatory enforcement and anti-trust issues. As well as handling investigation and enforcement cases, Thomas Donegan has worked on matters including offering non-contentious advice to  ICE Futures Europe on updating its exchange rules in light of the MiFID II and MiFIR. Senior associate Ellerina Teo is another notable name in this area.

Testimonials

‘Shearman & Sterling LLP is attentive and responsive’

‘The best of both worlds: a friendly, personal service combined with international legal firepower’

Key clients

ICE Futures Europe

ICE Clear Netherlands

Cyprus Co-operative Bank (CCB)

RBS

Zuercher Kantonalbank

Unibail-Rodamco

High yield Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP handles high yield transactions for investment banks, corporates and private equity sponsors across Europe and the emerging markets. Among its bank clients are JPMorgan, HSBC, Crédit Agricole and Citigroup. The firm is 'attentive and communicative, stays on top of transactions and gives quality advice'. The firm has a blend of experience with seasoned practitioners Ward McKimm, who is head of global leveraged finance, and Jacques McChesney, as well as younger partners Marwa Elborai and Trevor Ingram, who is described as 'a young but very experienced partner who is going places'. The firm has a new internal structure built around an integrated lenders-side leveraged finance practice, which brings together its bank/bond capability in US bonds, and both English and New York law finance. Rising star senior associate Gordon Houseman, who joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, focuses much of his leveraged finance practice on the high yield bond market.

Testimonials

“The practice provides very commercial and hands-on advice and has an excellent substantive grasp of issues.”

“The high yield team is puts in extra work to make issues and solutions clear.”

“Marwa Elborai is extremely involved and ‘hands-on’. She is easy to get in contact with and provides solid, trusted advice.”

“Kalliope Kefallinos does an excellent job managing transactions and keeping the in-house team up-to-date on deal developments. She provides excellent analysis and solutions in addition to flagging issues quickly.”

Key clients

El Corte Inglés, S.A.

Groupe Ecore

Silversea Cruise Holding Ltd.

HSBC

JPMorgan

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Barclays

ABN AMRO

Crédit Agricole

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) Tier 2

The team at Shearman & Sterling LLP offers support in a wide array of international infrastructure projects, including toll roads, ports, tunnels, airports, and rail, among others. Nick Buckworth has more than 30 years' experience in the field and heads up the firm's global finance practice. Sanja Udovicic's area of expertise is advising sponsors and lenders in infrastructure transactions.  The team received a significant recruitment boost with the hire of partners Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks from Baker McKenzie in late 2018. They focus on public and private infrastructure M&A transactions and infrastructure acquisition financing and refinancing respectively.

Key clients

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

First State Investments

CDPQ

Oil and gas Tier 2

The oil and gas team at Shearman & Sterling LLP advises NOCs and IOCs, governments, investors and financial institutions on the entire oil and gas value chain. The practice handles matters in the sector ranging from project finance and M&A to litigation and international arbitration. Project development and financing specialist Iain Elder leads the team, which was bolstered by the arrival of Timothy Sheddick and Katie Hicks from Baker McKenzie and counsel Lachlan Poustie from Allen & Overy LLP.

Key clients

Bahrain Petroleum Company

Golar LNG Limited

Engie

Export-Import Bank of Korea (K-Exim)

The Dow Chemical Company

Barclays

Sasol

Mitsui

Topaz Energy and Marine

Angola LNG

Petronas

BNP Paribas

Arab Republic of Egypt

Cairn Energy

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP's power offering handles complex cross-border transactions in challenging jurisdictions and market conditions, including emerging and frontier markets. John Inglis, now of counsel, has a long-established reputation for his work on the development and financing of energy and natural resource projects; former London chief Nick Buckworth is another key member of the practice. Katie Hicks and Timothy Sheddick recently joined the team from Baker McKenzie, with counsel Lachlan Poustie  coming on board from Allen & Overy LLP.

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Key clients

The Dow Chemical Company

IFC

Bahrain Petroleum Company (“BAPCO”)

Sasol

ACWA Power

Engie

K-Sure

China Exim

Japan Bank for International Corporation (“JBIC”)

Export-Import Bank of Korea (“K-EXIM”)

Acquisition finance Tier 3

Led by 'service oriented' dual UK and US-qualified partner Peter HayesShearman & Sterling LLP is effectively able to implement US-facing technologies on cross-border deals, enabling it (either on its own or alongside colleagues in New York) to provide a 'very creative and flexible' service to banks, sponsors and credit funds across the capital structure. Philip Stopford has a growing profile in the market across a range of cross-border acquisition finance mandates, including on public-to-private transactions. He recently advised Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo as lead arrangers in connection with the bridge and term loan financings related to Comcast’s £30bn offer for Sky.

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Testimonials

The team benefits from being in a considerable amount of deal flow and is aware of current market terms and trends.

Truly first class, due to a combination of consistent high quality advice, senior attention, super commitment, and team continuity.

Iain Goalen is an exceptional lawyer who takes the time to understood what is important to clients, and delivers.

Korey Fevzi, Peter Hayes and Jackson Lam strike the right balance of looking after client interests while preserving long-lasting relations with the other side.

Key clients

Barclays Bank

Merrill Lynch

Wells Fargo

Nokia Corporation

Investcorp

Bridgepoint

AlbaCore Capital

Aditya Birla Group

Piraeus Bank

JP Morgan

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

GoldenTree Asset Management

BNP Paribas

RBS

Deutsche Bank

Brexit Tier 3

With substantial expertise in the financial services sector, Shearman & Sterling LLP counts UK, EU and global banks, investment banks, brokers, insurers, trading venues and fund managers as clients, which it advises on cross-border issues and transactional work, regulatory mandates and the impact of domestic and European legislative changes. The team also leverages the firm’s transatlantic strength to assist with regulatory issues, and draws on the firm’s trade, IP, data and funds practices. Brexit group head Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds also leads the global financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory group and is a high-profile name in Brexit commentary. Other key individuals include Thomas Donegan, who handles financial regulatory and compliance issues; and John Adams, who leads the UK investment funds group. Recent highlights include assisting a UK headquartered bank with its Brexit analysis and strategy, and advising several multinational insurance companies on their Brexit contingency plans.

Financial services: contentious Tier 3

Specialising in the regulatory aspects of M&A,  infrastructure and funds work, Shearman & Sterling LLP’s transatlantic practice is particularly highly regarded for its Brexit advice. Key clients include Cyprus Co-operative Bank and RBS. Global head of the financial services industry group  Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds  also leads the UK practice and is notable for his Brexit expertise. He also leads the contentious team with litigation expert, counsel Jo Rickard. The firm is experienced in cross-border matters relating to regulatory enforcement and anti-trust issues. As well as handling investigation and enforcement cases, Thomas Donegan has worked on matters including advising certain bondholders and the creditors' committee on the administration of London Capital & Finance, one of the biggest UK financial institution failures. Senior associate Ellerina Teo is another notable name in this area.

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Hedge funds Tier 3

At Shearman & Sterling LLPJohn Adams leads a group which handles a full range of matters for UK, US and other international sponsors. Adams, senior associate Nancy Hau and others acted for Attestor Capital LLP on a complete re-write of its suite of fund documentation for its flagship fund, Attestor Value Master Fund LP. The firm also advised the same client on matters including Irish sub-advisory arrangements, derivatives and various other operational issues. Although the majority of the firm's mandates are sponsor-driven, it also undertakes a significant amount of work for institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds.

Testimonials

The team is responsive, competent and practical

John Adams provides exceptional insight through his understanding of commercial issues facing hedge funds and their managers. He is knowledgeable about new developments in the industry and he helps develop a plan for the upcoming landscape and challenges facing the market

Key clients

Attestor Capital LLP

Abu Dhabi Global Market

TT International Family Group

Prosperity Capital Management Limited

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam

TRG Management L.P.

Maverick Capital Ltd.

Steadfast Financial LP

Albacore Partners

Skybridge Capital II, LLC

OrbiMed Capital

Dynamo Capital

Islamic finance Tier 3

Working in conjunction with its Middle East offices and its Saudi association firm, Shearman & Sterling LLP's London finance group handles Islamic bond issuances, secured lending mandates and conventional finance matters for major GCC corporates and investors. The practice group is particularly active for Saudi-listed corporates including real estate and infrastructure developers and natural resources companies. Key contacts include Iain Goalen, 'a very good all-round finance lawyer'.

Structured products and securitisation Tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP joins the ranking for its strong capability in structured products. The practice advises on complex and bespoke structured financial products, rather than focusing on volume work, and it frequently advises FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies on both English law and New York law financing products, as well as providing assistance with regulatory changes that affect the market. The firm has particular expertise in equity financing transactions involving equity derivatives and margin loans, in which it acts for both lenders and borrowers. The practice also specialises in complex credit trading advice linked to distressed trading, insolvency and litigation. The practice is led by Patrick Clancy, who handles  English law derivatives transactions, bespoke structured finance products and capital markets transactions for financial institutions, hedge funds and infrastructure providers; and James Duncan, who frequently handles the structured finance aspects of M&A, asset finance and leveraged finance transactions.

Testimonials

“The firm is highly capable, very accessible and responsive, and knowledgeable on relevant market developments.”

“Patrick Clancy is whipsaw smart, highly capable and responsive.”

Key clients

Ardagh Group S.A.

Italo Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.P.A.

Cyrus Capital Partners, LLC

Cyprus Co-operative Bank

ICE Benchmark Administration

ICE Clear Europe

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans Tier 4

Benefiting from practitioners on the ground in London with dual-US and UK qualifications – including team head Peter Hayes – Shearman & Sterling LLP is well suited to the increasing adoption of US technologies in the UK/European loan markets. As well as its strength in the leveraged finance field, the 'knowledgeable, creative and responsive' team also regularly handles corporate lending/corporate acquisition finance work for both banks and borrowers. On the borrower front, as well as providing financing advice to US-based corporates on international mandates, the team also regularly handles work for multinational investment grade corporations including Nokia, which it recently advised on a €500m financing it entered into with the European Investment Bank for the purposes of developing its next generation 5G communications network. The 'incredibly gifted' Mei Lian is another key member of the team.

Testimonials

The commercial and experienced team provides a great client service.

‘Mei Lian has a knack for explaining complex things in a clear, easy to understand way. Her manner has often helped defuse heated negotiations and drive them to success through a constructive and business friendly ability to think out of the box’

Key clients

Barclays Bank plc

Merrill Lynch

Wells Fargo

Nokia Corporation

Investcorp

Bridgepoint

AlbaCore Capital

Aditya Birla Group

Piraeus Bank

JP Morgan

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments)

GoldenTree Asset Management

BNP Paribas

RBS

Deutsche Bank (London Branch)

Insurance: corporate and regulatory Tier 4

The team at Shearman & Sterling LLP acts for both insurance and reinsurance companies, handling a range of corporate and regulatory matters, and has of late been busy advising clients on the likely implications of Brexit. Key partners include Barney Reynolds, who heads the US firm's global financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory practice and leads the insurance sector group. Reynolds and fellow City partner Thomas Donegan have been building a strong profile for their work on Brexit-related matters.

Key clients

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

International arbitration Tier 4

Shearman & Sterling LLP frequently acts in high-profile and high-value international arbitrations, and the firm also has a robust investment treaty practice. Mark McNeill heads the London international arbitration team and is highly rated for his representation of companies and states in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Also key to the group are Alexander Uff, recently promoted Latin America specialist Ximena Herrera-Bernal and counsels Tsegaye Laurendeau and Margaret Clare Ryan.

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Key clients

Cairn Energy

Rasia FZE

Alverley Investments

Arab Republic of Egypt

Germen Properties

Mining and minerals Tier 4

Key names in Shearman & Sterling LLP's mining offering include project development and finance specialist Nicholas Buckworth, the US firm's former London head, and his successor as City chief, Matthew Readings, who heads up the firm's global antitrust group. The global metals and mining practice is led out of New York by Cynthia Urda Kassis. Recently promoted partner Anthony Lepere and senior associate Tom Pound, who recently joined from Baker McKenzie, are also well regarded.

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Commercial litigation Tier 5

Shearman & Sterling LLP's Susanna Charlwood has broad experience in the litigation of high-profile and high-value commercial disputes, including banking and finance-related matters and restructuring and insolvency situations. Her work frequently involves concurrent proceedings in more than one jurisdiction and her clients include companies in the mining, communications and transport sectors, banks and hedge funds. Also highly rated is of counsel Jo Rickard, who advises on litigious matters across a range of industries, including financial Institutions, insurance and TMT.

Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 5

Led on the English law front by Mei Lian and for New York law by Solomon Noh  (one of the few  lawyers based in London with Chapter 11 capability), Shearman & Sterling LLP 's 'knowledgeable and well-prepared team' excels in handling non-commoditised mandates involving the restructuring of complex capital structures. Noh picks up a significant amount of bondholder committee work for hedge funds and other asset managers in relation to investment opportunities and trading execution within European distressed situations. Lian has recently handled numerous NPL disposals in Europe, including her work for Piraeus Bank on its portfolio disposal to Bain Capital Credit (notable for being the first commercial real-estate backed NPL transaction in Greece). The team also has a strong track record handling debtor-side financial services restructuring work, where it works seamlessly with its financial services regulatory team.

Testimonials

‘The team works in an extremely integrated way, both internally and externally with the client and other advisers.’

‘The team provides very attentive and consistently sound legal advice.’

Key clients

Piraeus Bank

International bank lenders under the club and syndicated loans for Agrokor

Danaos Investment Limited

King Street Capital

Corporate tax Tier 5

At Shearman & Sterling LLP, the team handles the full spectrum of traditional corporate tax matters for a variety of domestic and international, public and private sector clients. It also often works closely with the firm's international private capital industry group to advise on complex structures. Simon Letherman leads the team and is a real tax generalist.

Testimonials

Simon Letherman and his team are very knowledgeable and have extensive experience.’ 

The team is extremely professional and reliable and manages an incredible workload; sometimes on an around-the-clock basis

Michael Ward remains calm, friendly, competent and reliable, even in the middle of the storm

Key clients

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Ardagh Group

Boston Scientific

Coca-Cola European Partners

Investcorp

Liberty Global

Qatar Investment Authority

EU and competition Tier 5

Acting before all UK and EU competition authorities, Shearman & Sterling LLP advises a number of market-leading household names on merger control issues. On the merger side, the team is acting for a number of oil and gas companies — Engie, Wintershall, Shell, OMV and Uniper, on the competition law aspects of the financing and gas-transportation arrangements for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Other steady streams of mandates for the group come through clients seeking advice regarding behavioural competition, competition litigation, and state aid. Due to practice head Matthew Readings’ particular expertise, the team is also very active in the financial services industry. However, other notable sectors of focus also include the chemical, automotive, food, mining and media sectors. James Webber is also a key figure on the team and splits his time between London and Brussels.

Testimonials

In terms of its high-quality work, the team holds its own against the Magic Circle firms

Matthew Readings is great – very determined, exercises great judgement, and is a pleasure to work with

Key clients

Intercontinental Exchange

Credit Suisse

American Sugar Refining/ Tate & Lyle

Jaguar Land Rover

LyondellBasell

Anglo American

ArcelorMittal

Viacom/ Paramount Pictures Corporation

Engie

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ Tier 5

Shearman & Sterling LLP advises large multinationals, lending corporations and financial institutions on strategically important M&A deals, both domestically and internationally. The London office works closely with its US counterparts on mandates spanning both sides of the Atlantic, with practice head Laurence Levy for example working with the New York office to advise Boston Scientific Corporation on its $4.2bn recommended cash offer for BTG, leading a team which included well-regarded senior associate Nick Withers. Levy also worked closely with the firm's Toronto office advising GE Power on the $3.25bn sale of its Distributed Power business to Advent International.  Departures include Jeremy Kutner who joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP as a corporate partner. However, Timothy Sheddick joined in the infrastructure space from Baker McKenzie.

Testimonials

A very professional team, run efficiently and with strong quality control

Hard working, dedicated and always available

Paul Strecker is an amazing lawyer  – knowledgeable, willing and able to take difficult calls. Maybe more importantly he’s a rare people person, who is great with clients and counterparties

Key clients

Acacia Mining plc

Anglo American plc

Baker Hughes, a GE company

Boston Scientific Corporation

Discovery Communications

Fairfax Africa Holdings

General Electric Company

Intercontinental Exchange

Liberty Global plc

Olayan Financing Company

Qatar Investment Authority

Sompo Holdings

Viacom

Shearman & Sterling is a leading international law firm, with approximately 850 lawyers providing a wide range of legal services through a network of 20 offices in the world’s major financial centres.

The firm: Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and government organisations for more than 140 years. The firm is committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to its clients. This has resulted in its involvement in many groundbreaking transactions in all major regions of the world.

Shearman & Sterling strives to deliver people, expertise and resources aligned with its clients’ needs, wherever they arise. The firm’s partner-driven, entrepreneurial and client-focused approach enables it to provide integrated client services globally.

Nearly one half of Shearman & Sterling’s lawyers practice outside the US and, collectively, are fluent in more than 60 languages. The firm’s lawyers practise English, US, French, German, Hong Kong, Italian and EU law.

Types of work undertaken: Shearman & Sterling’s London office has been established for more than 40 years. Today it is recognised as one of the leading international corporate and commercial law firms in London. It offers integrated English and US legal advice across a broad range of practices in the UK, Europe and other parts of the globe.

Its lawyers are acknowledged as market leaders in: equity and debt capital markets transactions, including high yield; mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory work; private equity; finance, including acquisition and bank finance, restructuring and bankruptcy, structured finance including derivatives; project development and finance; advising on legal and regulatory compliance issues relating to financial institutions; asset management; international arbitration and litigation; antitrust and European competition law; real estate, including development and investment projects and finance; international tax; employment law, including compensation and employee benefits; environmental law; and intellectual property.

The firm works closely with its offices in the Americas, continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia to advise clients on the full range of corporate and financial transactions.

Other offices: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Menlo Park, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, São  Paulo, Saudi Arabia*, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC. *Dr Sultan Almasoud & Partners in association with Shearman & Sterling LLP

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner Creighton Condon
Global managing partner David Beveridge
London managing partner Nicholas Buckworth
Antitrust Matthew Readings
Asset management John Adams
Capital markets Apostolos Gkoutzinis
Capital markets David Dixter
Environment Mehran Massih
Executive compensation and employee benefits Sam Whitaker
Finance Ronan Wicks
Financial services Barney Reynolds
High yield Apostolos Gkoutzinis
High yield Jacques McChesney
International arbitration and litigation Jo Rickard
International arbitration and litigation Mark McNeill
Mergers and acquisitions Laurence Levy
Private equity Mark Soundy
Project development and finance John Inglis
Real estate Lucy Keeble
Restructurings and insolvency Solomon Noh
Structured finance Patrick Clancy
Tax Sarah Priestley
Photo Name Position Profile
 John Adams  photo John Adams
 Clifford Atkins  photo Clifford Atkins
 Nicholas Buckworth  photo Nicholas Buckworth
 Susanna Charlwood  photo Susanna Charlwood
 Anna Chung photo Anna Chung
 Patrick Clancy  photo Patrick Clancy
 David Dixter  photo David Dixter
 Thomas Donegan  photo Thomas Donegan
 James Duncan  photo James Duncan
 Marwa Elborai  photo Marwa Elborai
 Apostolos Gkoutzinis  photo Apostolos Gkoutzinis
 Peter Hayes  photo Peter Hayes
 Katie Hicks  photo Katie Hicks
 Gordon Houseman  photo Gordon Houseman
 John Inglis  photo John Inglis
 Trevor Ingram  photo Trevor Ingram
 Jackson Lam  photo Jackson Lam
 Anthony Lepere  photo Anthony Lepere
 Simon Letherman  photo Simon Letherman
 Laurence Levy  photo Laurence Levy
 Mei Lian  photo Mei Lian
 Jacques McChesney  photo Jacques McChesney
 Ward McKimm  photo Ward McKimm
 Mark S. McNeill  photo Mark S. McNeill
 Matthew Powell  photo Matthew Powell
 Richard Price  photo Richard Price
 Matthew Readings  photo Matthew Readings
 Barney Reynolds  photo Barney Reynolds
 Jeremy K. Sharpe  photo Jeremy K. Sharpe
Mr Tim Sheddick  photo Mr Tim Sheddick
 Ben Shorten photo Ben Shorten
 Philip Stopford  photo Philip Stopford
 Pawel Szaja  photo Pawel Szaja
 Sanja Udovicic  photo Sanja Udovicic
 Alexander Uff  photo Alexander Uff
 Anthony Ward  photo Anthony Ward
 James Webber  photo James Webber
Number of UK partners : 42
Number of other UK fee-earners : 125