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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions.




Nick Withers is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

Nick has extensive experience across a range of corporate transactions, including public and private M&A transaction, private equity, joint ventures, equity capital markets, corporate governance and general corporate advisory work.

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Nick worked at a Magic Circle firm in London and spent two and a half years working in the Singapore office of a major international firm.



  • England and Wales


BPP Law School



University of York

B.A. in History (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Shearman & Sterling LLP‘s London team has noted expertise with regards to on insurance regulatory matters, M&A, finance and antitrust. The team is also well-regarded for its advice to insurers on Brexit-related issues. Department head Barney Reynolds advises insurance-based clients on new UK/EU regulatory laws, business structures and new services and products. Thomas Donegan and Nick Withers are also key individuals within the department.

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Nick WithersShearman & Sterling LLP

Following the arrival of the ‘exceptional’ practice head Philip Cheveley in May 2021, Shearman & Sterling LLP has continued to build out its London offering, bringing in corporate finance specialist Magaen Morrison from Hogan Lovells International LLP in March 2022 and making the TMT and energy focused Richard Porter up to partner. Global private capital head Paul Strecker is a prolific transactional lawyer whose multiple qualifications (England & Wales, New York, California, and Hong Kong) make him ideally positioned to represent a diverse roster of clients in high-stakes, cross-border deals. Nick Withers’ broad capabilities sees him handling all manner of work, with recent highlights including high-value disposals in the mining, shipping, and insurance sectors. Senior associate Isla Smith is also recommended. Former Europe and Middle East M&A head Laurence Levy has now retired.