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Shearman & Sterling LLP is a limited liability partnership under the laws of the State of Delaware. The personal liability of our partners is limited to the extent provided in such laws.
Under the laws of Delaware, an obligation of the Firm incurred while the Firm is a limited liability partnership, whether arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, is solely the obligation of the Firm, and partners of the Firm are not personally liable, directly or indirectly, by way of indemnification, contribution, assessment or otherwise, for such obligation solely by reason of being or so acting as a partner.
Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP, the partnership through which the business of the Firm is undertaken in the United Kingdom, has also qualified as an LLP under the laws of the State of Delaware and the personal liability of its partners is also limited to the extent provided by such laws.
As used herein, "Shearman & Sterling" refers to Shearman & Sterling LLP, a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware.
Modern Slavery Statement
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, and to addressing modern slavery in all its forms, including but not limited to, slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labor and human trafficking (together, "Modern Slavery").
This statement confirms the steps we have taken over the course of the financial year ending 31 December 2020, together with the further steps we intend to take in the next financial year, to mitigate the risk of Modern Slavery occurring in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
We are an international law firm, providing legal advice to clients based around the world. For the purposes of this statement, the "Firm", "us" or "we" means Shearman & Sterling LLP and our affiliated entities, including Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP, a limited liability partnership organised under the laws of the State of Delaware for the practice of law in the United Kingdom and authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and Shearman & Sterling, a partnership organised under the Hong Kong Partnership Ordinance and registered with the Law Society of Hong Kong for the practice of law in Hong Kong. We practice in Italy in association with Studio Legale Associato Shearman & Sterling. We operate in association with The Law Firm of Dr Sultan Almasoud for the practice of law in Saudi Arabia.
This statement is made by Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act").
As a professional services organization strictly regulated by various professional regulatory bodies in the jurisdictions in which we operate, and following the annual review of our risk assessment in this area, we consider the risk of Modern Slavery existing within our business to be low. We take care to seriously consider any issues regarding non-compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including those relating to Modern Slavery including the Act, in the unlikely event they arise. To this end, we have a number of internal policies in place; including our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy, anti-money laundering policy, whistleblowing policy, complaints handling policy, London regulatory reporting policy and anti-corruption and bribery policy; to support the monitoring, reporting and mitigation of the risk of Modern Slavery occurring within our business or supply chains. Such policies are reviewed and, where necessary, updated, on an annual basis.
Our supply chain
Our key suppliers provide office and professional support services. We expect our suppliers to comply with their own regulatory obligations under all applicable laws and regulations including, without limitation, with regard to Modern Slavery. Following the annual review of our risk assessment in this area, we have found no cause for concern.
In addition, we have the following established procedures to ensure we are well-placed to identify and manage any instances of Modern Slavery in our business relationships:
Due Diligence Process
Key achievements in the financial year ending 31 December 2020 and proposed steps for next financial year
In the financial year ending 31 December 2020 we commenced a global vendor management project ("the Project") to enhance our comprehensive due diligence processes, maintain our robust vendor contractual terms and ensure that the high regulatory standards we expect our businesses to adhere to apply consistently across the Firm's global vendor community. The Project, which involves representatives from a wide range of teams and departments, is continuing over the next financial year. Once finalized, we expect the outcome to form a key part of our Modern Slavery plan going forward.
In the financial year ending 31 December 2020 we provided mandatory annual Modern Slavery training to certain members of staff who were substantially involved in the procurement of goods and/or services on behalf of the Firm. Concurrently, we conducted a review of that training and, in the next financial year, propose to implement modifications with a view to continuing to enhance the effectiveness and reach of our Modern Slavery training.
Information pursuant to Article 7 of the Belgian Law of March 11, 2003
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Rue Guimard 9
1040 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 2 500 9800
F: +32 2 500 9801
VAT number: 406.931.466
The Belgian lawyers practicing in the Brussels office are admitted to practice under the professional title “advocaat/avocat”. They are members of the Brussels Bar, List A. The lawyers from other Member States or other foreign jurisdictions are members of, or are registered with, the Brussels Bar, List E or B, and are members of foreign Bars.
Each lawyer’s bar admission(s) can be found in his/her biography.
Members of the Brussels Bar (List A, B, or E) are subject to professional rules that are available at www.baliebrussel.be or www.barreaudebruxelles.be. The profession of “advocaat/avocat” is regulated by Articles 428-508 of the Belgian Judicial Code, which is available at www.juridat.be.
Angaben gemäß § 5 des Telemediengesetzes (TMG) in der Fassung vom 26.2.2007 sowie nach § 2 Dienstleistungs-Informationspflichten-Verordnung (DL-InfoV) in der Fassung vom 12.3.2010:
Bockenheimer Landstrasse 2-4
D-60306 Frankfurt am Main
Kontakt: Dr. Thomas König
Zuständige Aufsichtsbehörden: Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
Berufsbezeichnungen / Berufsregeln:
Die gesetzliche Berufsbezeichnung "Rechtsanwalt" wurde in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland verliehen. Es gelten unter anderem die folgenden berufsrechtlichen Regelungen:
Information pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree No. 70 of
9 April 2003.
Shearman & Sterling LLP Firm practices in Italy in association with Studio Legale Associato Shearman & Sterling LLP. Partners in the Rome and Milan offices are partners in Studio Legale Associato Shearman & Sterling LLP.
The firm’s offices in Italy are at:
Via Borgognona 47
00187 Roma, Italy
T: +39 06 697 679 1
F: +39 06 697 679 300
Corso Venezia 16
20121 Milano, Italy
T: +39 02 0064 1500
F: +39 02 0064 1555
Shearman & Sterling LLP practices in Saudi Arabia in association with The Law Firm of Dr. Sultan Almasoud in association with Shearman & Sterling LLP. Partners in the Riyadh offices are partners in The Law Firm of Dr. Sultan Almasoud.
The firm’s offices in Riyadh are at:
The Law Firm of Dr. Sultan Almasoud
Office Unit 10, Floor 3,
Bldg. WH01-04, Al Raidah, Digital City, Al-Nakheel
P.O. Box 90217, Riyadh 11613
Information pursuant to Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002.
In the UK, the business of the firm is undertaken through Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP, a partnership qualified as an LLP under the laws of the State of Delaware. Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP is a multi-national partnership authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (the SRA) (Firm SRA number 211340). A list of partners of Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP is available for inspection at its London office at:
9 Appold Street
London EC2A 2AP
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7655 5000
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7655 5500
VAT No: GB 244 2549 66
The lawyers practising in Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP who are qualified to practice in England and Wales are Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and members of the Law Society of England and Wales. Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP also includes lawyers from other jurisdictions who are registered with the SRA as European or foreign lawyers and who are also subject to regulation in their place of admission. Further information on our lawyers and their qualifications can be found at People. Information on the regulations of the SRA can be found in the SRA Code of Conduct on its site at http://www.sra.org.uk/.
We are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority but we are able, in certain circumstances, to offer a limited range of services which would fall to be regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended), but for certain exclusions applicable to professional services firms.
We hold professional indemnity insurance arranged through AON Risk Solutions, The Aon Centre, The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, London EC3V 4AN, which covers the professional services provided by Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP worldwide.
Client Complaints Procedure
We intend to provide our clients with a professional and high-quality service. Any client who is not happy with the service they have received from us is entitled to complain. We will investigate all complaints promptly and fairly and will try to resolve any concerns you raise using our complaints handling procedures.
If you have any concerns about our work or the service we have provided to you, you should contact your relationship partner or the partner responsible for your matter in the first instance. If you do not consider that approach to be appropriate, or you are dissatisfied with the response you have received, you may contact the firm’s Director of Risk, Nicola Liddle-Peters, who is based in our London office. You can do this by writing to her at our London office address, or by emailing to Nicola.Liddle-Peters@Shearman.com.
If you feel that we have not satisfactorily resolved your concerns and you remain dissatisfied with any element of our work or service you may contact the Legal Ombudsman:
Postal address: PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
Telephone: 0300 555 0333 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
The Legal Ombudsman will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case. Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:
You can find more information at www.legalombudsman.org.uk.
You may also raise any concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If you wish to make a complaint about your bill, you may apply to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors’ Act 1974. If all or part of a bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.
If you are not a client, but you have a complaint in relation to our work or the services we provide, please raise your concern with the firm’s Director of Risk, Nicola Liddle-Peters. You can do this by writing to her at our London office address, or by emailing to Nicola.Liddle-Peters@Shearman.com.
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