Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the election of Richard Porter as a Mergers & Acquisitions partner. Richard will relocate from London to Singapore.
Richard has extensive experience advising clients on a wide range of cross-border corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity issues and restructurings. Richard's promotion follows the appointment of David Clinch as a Project Development & Finance partner in Singapore.
“Richard has made valuable contributions to our global Mergers & Acquisitions practice, and he will enhance our offering in Asia" said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling. “Richard's election to the partnership is part of our long-term strategy to continue to grow core practices globally through recognising and rewarding internal talent as well as attracting lateral partners.”
Commenting on Richard's election to the partnership, George Casey, Global Managing Partner and Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group Leader, said: “Richard's well-deserved promotion is a recognition of his wide-ranging expertise advising clients on a broad range of transactions as well as his dedication to the firm.”
Richard's promotion to partner follows the announcement of 14 new partners in July. Shearman & Sterling also has continued to expand core practice areas with 17 lateral hires globally since January.