Shearman & Sterling
Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organisations for more than 140 years. We are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to our clients. This has resulted in ground-breaking transactions in all major regions of the world. Our Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance lawyers have participated in some of the largest, most high-profile, innovative and complex cross border offerings and financings in Europe for over 40 years. Considered product and industry specialists, we place great emphasis in helping our client's achieve their business goals – this is at the forefront of everything we do. Globally integrated with local law support, we operate in all of the key financial centres around the world and are particularly known for advising on all financing streams, from bank and bond financings, to private equity exits, to restructurings. Our Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance practices are supported by key complimentary high quality practice groups, Private Equity, M&A, Regulatory, Antitrust and Competition, Tax, Litigation and Restructuring and Bankruptcy, ensuring we offer a full-service offering to match your every need. With highly ranked practices in all the major legal directories and league tables for debt, equity, high yield, and banking and finance, we advise issuers, underwriters and sponsors on inaugural and repeat high yield issuances, English and New York law governed leveraged bank and bond financings, initial public offerings, investment grade offerings, Yankee bonds, capital increases, privatisations and restructurings. Our team has a diverse client base that includes investment banks, corporates and private equity groups ranging across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US.