Shearman And Sterling

George Casey is Global Managing Partner of the firm. He also serves as Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group Leader and Global Head of Corporate, while continuing his full-time practice.

He regularly advises Boards of Directors and management on corporate governance, ESG and shareholder relations issues. As an M&A practitioner, George has extensive experience in U.S. domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, ranging from public company acquisitions to complex carve-out sales, strategic investments and joint venture transactions, representing many of the largest U.S. and non-U.S. corporate and investment banking clients. George combines a very diverse transactional experience with a deep understanding of clients’ businesses across the chemicals, healthcare, mining and metals, media, cable, technology and telecommunications industries.

George regularly represents multinational corporate clients, including Anglo American, Celanese, Dover, Dow Chemical, GlaxoSmithKline, LANXESS, Liberty Global, LyondellBasell, Nokia, Novartis and Thomson Reuters as well as sovereign wealth funds.

George has been inducted by Legal 500 into the Corporate/M&A “Hall of Fame,” one of 21 M&A lawyers across the United States who were awarded this recognition, and has been named as one of only 9 M&A “Super All-Stars” in an unprompted client survey of U.S. M&A lawyers by BTI Consulting.  George was also named a “Dealmaker of the Year” and “Transatlantic Corporate Dealmaker” by the American Lawyer for his transactional work.

Chambers quotes clients who describe him as a "phenomenal lawyer" who is "very good at giving very strategic advice" and say that his "experience and perspective…makes him one of [their] most trusted advisers."

In addition to his work with clients, George is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions. He is also a regular lecturer on U.S. M&A at l’ École de Droit de la Sorbonne – Université Paris I.