- Senior Partner: Creighton Condon
- Global Managing Partner: David Beveridge
- London & Europe/ Middle East Managing Partner: Nicholas Buckworth
- Number of Partners: 200
- Number of other fee-earners: 900
THE FIRM Shearman & Sterling is a leading international law firm with over 900 lawyers providing a wide range of legal services through a network of 20 offices in the world’s major financial centres. It 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 ground breaking transactions in all major regions of the world. Shearman & Sterling strives to deliver people, expertise and resources aligned to meet its clients’ needs,wherever they arise. The firm’s partner-driven, entrepreneurial and client-focussed approach enables it to provide integrated client services across many geographies and practices. Nearly one half of Shearman & Sterling’s lawyers practice outside the United States and are collectively fluent in more than 50 languages. The firm’s lawyers practice US, English, French, German, Italian and EU law.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Shearman & Sterling’s London office has been established for 40 years. Today it is recognised as one of the leading international corporate and commercial law firms in London. The firm offers integrated English and US legal advice across a broad range of practices in the UK, Europe and elsewhere globally. Shearman & Sterling lawyers are acknowledged as market leaders in: equity and debt capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory work; finance, including acquisition and bank finance, restructuring and bankruptcy and structured finance; 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; tax; employment law, including compensation and employee benefits; 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.
INTERNATIONAL Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Milan Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto,Washington DC.