Fleischmann, Stuart K.

Stuart K. Fleischmann

Stuart Fleischmann, a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets Group, has worked since 1982 at Shearman & Sterling in a wide range of securities and financing activities and has broad experience in public and private securities transactions, particularly those involving Latin American issuers and structured financings. 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. He 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.

Selected Experience

  • Represented the International Underwriters in the $69 billion equity offering by Petrobras, the Brazilian state oil company, in the largest equity offering of all time
  • Represented the International Underwriters in the $6 billion debt offering by Petrobras, the largest ever by a Brazilian issuer, as well as the International Underwriters and Lenders for substantially all of Petrobras' financings since 2001
  • Represented the International Underwriters for various 144A/Regulation S offerings by Pemex, the Mexican state company
  • Represented the International Underwriters for BNDES and Banco Nordeste, the Brazilian state export development banks, in their recent debt offerings
  • Represented the International Underwriters for the Government of Chile in its recent sovereign debt offering, as well as all of their offerings since 1998


  • Villanova University Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences, A.B., 1978
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