Shearman And Sterling

Ian Roberts is a partner in the Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice.  

He advises clients on the many complex issues and opportunities that arise in deleveraging a capital structure. With particularly deep experience representing borrowers and strategic buyers, Ian counsels on highly leveraged special situations, distressed acquisitions, refinancing transactions, cross-border restructurings, and all manner of insolvency-related corporate finance and governance. He strives to maximize value for his clients, which have included debtors, purchasers, lenders, private equity and hedge funds, family offices, institutional investors, governmental agencies, and a labor union.  Ian has especially notable experience in matters relating to energy and technology.  

Following law school, Ian served as a law clerk to the Honorable Hayden Head of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  In 2014-2015, he served as in-house counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, focusing on global turn-around initiatives.