Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic investments are fundamental tools of corporations, financial institutions and private equity investors.
Clients rely on Shearman & Sterling’s global M&A team to guide them through transactions that will transform their organizations. Corporations and financial sponsors trust that we understand their business needs and will offer pragmatic, solutions-oriented advice and focused execution throughout each deal.
We deliver a high level of partner attention and seamless collaboration with related practice areas, including antitrust, tax, finance, capital markets, compensation and intellectual property, among others. Our clients know they will benefit from our depth of experience and awareness of market practice, and they rely on our team’s innovative mindset and willingness to design optimal – and at times completely unique – structures to achieve their legal and business objectives.
Every client and every matter is important to us. Regardless of transaction size, all of our clients can leverage our integrated global platform to get sophisticated guidance and advice on some of the most complex and time sensitive transactions.
With approximately 200 M&A lawyers across the firm’s 20 offices, our team advises on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border public and private M&A deals, whether negotiated or unsolicited.
O’Brien and Kurmanova Author Article on the Cleansing Effect of Stockholder Ratification
Partner Clare O’Brien and associate Aselle Kurmanova (both New York-M&A) co-authored an article, “Power to the People (And Relief to Directors): New Clarity on the Cleansing Effect of Stockholder Ratification,” that was published in the February 2017 issue of The M&A Lawyer. The article discusses how the standard of review in M&A transactions has evolved over the past 20 years and examines the impact of several recent decisions of Delaware courts on M&A transactions. Read more >