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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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

Stuart K Fleischmann

Tel:
Work 1-212-848-7527
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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Capital Markets

Position

Stuart K. Fleischmann is a senior partner in the firm’s Capital Markets group and spends time in both the New York and Sao Paulo offices focusing principally on debt and equity offerings by Latin American companies, sovereign nations and quasi-governmental entities.
He regularly represents underwriters and issuers, primarily in the oil and gas, steel, telephone, electricity and financial institution industries, on a wide range of SEC registered, 144A/Regulation S and private placements of debt and equity securities. Mr. Fleischmann is also regularly involved in such novel transactions as toll road financings and securitizations involving credit cards, residential mortgages, international oil payments, money transfers and electronic remittances, loan pools, auto and farm equipment loans and leases and franchise revenues.
According to Chambers Latin America wide 2018 Edition – an experienced practitioner well known for his ability to handle major international securities offerings throughout the region, with particular expertise in Mexican and Brazilian mandates. He is recognised for his knowledge of both debt and equity matters, advising investment banks as lead arrangers and underwriters, and corporations as issuers on high-value transactions.

Education

  • Villanova University Law School, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences, A.B.


Latin America: International firms

Capital markets

Within: Leading lawyers

Stuart Fleischmann - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: Capital markets

Shearman & Sterling LLP has maintained an impressive market share of big-ticket transactions in major economies such as Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, as well as a flourishing practice in smaller nations including Panama. It has worked on a series of headline IPOs, including SEC-registered offerings, and recently advised new client PagSeguro Digital, a Brazilian financial technology solution provider, on its $2.6bn IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in what was the largest IPO of a Brazilian business since 2013. Additionally, it advised major Brazilian domestic airline, Azul, on its $624m IPO, also on the New York Stock Exchange. In another headline deal, the firm advised Citigroup Global Markets and Credit Suisse Securities (as initial purchasers) in the $650m Rule 144A/Reg S IPO of Vista Oil & Gas on the Mexican stock exchange (BMV); this was the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) IPO in Latin America and the first oil and gas E&P-focused listing in Mexico. The firm is also active in Argentina, especially in debt transactions and continues to be a leading player in sovereign issuances, particularly on the underwriter side. Outside of Latin America’s major economies, the firm continues to make a further impression, notably advising Panama’s Banco General on its $550m senior notes offering. Head of the Latin America group Antonia Stolper is hugely experienced and a giant of the market, including in both sovereign and private sector issuances across the region. Stuart Fleischmann is a big player on the underwriter side, most notably in Mexico and Brazil. Manuel Orillac is another pivotal member of the practice and has advised on a string of recent deals in Panama. Grissel Mercado was elected to the partnership in January 2018 and has a fine record in representing Latin American sovereign and corporate issuers. São Paulo partner Robert Ellison is one of the foremost names in Brazil and continues to advise on many of the headline deals that emerge from the jurisdiction. All named individuals are New York-based unless stated otherwise.

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United States: Finance

Capital markets: global offerings

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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