Waajid Siddiqui


Waajid Siddiqui is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York.

Waajid maintains a broad-based M&A practice that is focused on representing a variety of corporate clients, including an emphasis on upstream and downstream oil & gas M&A and acquisition and divesture of lending and leasing platforms and portfolios of financial assets. His advisory work includes representation of major international companies and financial institutions.   Prior to becoming a private-practice lawyer, he was a senior counsel with a large integrated energy company where he worked on cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions. His representations in the industrial sector include a number of significant manufacturing and petrochemical transactions.

Selected Experience

  • General Electric in the combination of GE Oil & Gas with Baker Hughes to create a new publicly traded company  
  • ExxonMobil in the sale of its midstream and downstream assets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to Empresas Copec S.A.; sale of its refinery in Torrance, California to a subsidiary of PBF Energy, Inc.; and the $3.9 billion sale of a 99% stake in its Japanese refining and marketing business, ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, to Tokyo-based partner company TonenGeneral Sekiyu


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D.
  • Tulane University, M.B.A.
  • Brown University, A.B.



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