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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions.


Head of the European & Middle Eastern mergers and acquisitions group. He has more than 30 years’ experience advising on corporate finance transactions and other corporate matters, including public and private company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, restructurings, privatisations, equity capital markets and general corporate advisory work.


Trained Norton Rose; qualified 1988; Norton Rose 1986-2006, including secondment to the Hong Kong office 1991-1994; partner Norton Rose 1996-2006; partner Shearman & Sterling 2006.

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University College School, London; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (MA Law and Classics).

Lawyer Rankings

Qatar > Commercial, corporate and M&A

From locations in the USA, London, and elsewhere, Shearman & Sterling LLP provides Quatari clients with the full range of corporate and finance support on their global investments. George Casey in New York (global managing partner), Laurence Levy and John Inglis in London and Domenico Fanuele in Rome are the main contacts. The work encompasses cross-border M&A transactions, carve-out sales, strategic investments and joint ventures. It offering extends to capital markets and specialist funds matters.


London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

(Hall of Fame)

Laurence LevyShearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP made a significant play in the City M&A market in 2021, with the hire of Travers’ former London M&A head Phil Cheveley . Cheveley joins a team co-led by veteran practitioner Laurence Levy , who advises across a range of public and private company deals for companies from sectors such as media, finance and consumer goods. Other notable partners in the London team include Nick Withers , who advises clients from sectors such as financial services, TMT, and life sciences. Infrastructure partner Tim Sheddick  left for White & Case LLP .