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Levy, Laurence

Laurence Levy


Laurence Levy is head of Shearman & Sterling’s European & Middle Eastern Mergers & Acquisitions Group.  He has more than 30 years’ experience advising on public and private company M&A transactions, joint ventures, restructurings, privatisations, equity capital markets, corporate governance and general corporate advisory work.  He is cited as a “Leading Lawyer” in IFLR1000, and is recognised by Chambers UK as a “Leader in the Field” who can “easily, quickly and calmly explain and anticipate issues”, and by Legal 500 UK as a “Leading Individual in premium M&A who is “highly technically proficient and skilled at working around the issues that matter to the client.

Selected Experience

  • Intercontinental Exchange on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Euroclear plc from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc for €275 million
  • Engie on the sale of its stakes in Paiton (Indonesian power assets) to Nebras Power and Mitsui for approximately $1.5 billion and in Meenakshi (Indian power assets) for an undisclosed sum
  • DBAY vehicle on its public-to–private takeover of Creston plc
  • GE Aviation on the sale of its legacy avionics business to Ontic
  • Liberty Global plc on its takeover of Cable & Wireless Communications plc at an enterprise value of $8.2 billion
  • Intercontinental Exchange on its $650 million acquisition of Trayport for ICE common stock
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