Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the appointment of Jonathan Lewis as counsel within the Capital Markets practice in Brazil. Jonathan will be a member of the firm’s Latin America practice group.
Jonathan brings extensive expertise advising clients on New York and English law matters principally in Brazil but also across Latin America on a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, bank and related financings, liability management and restructurings.
“Jonathan’s wide-ranging skills and expertise enhance our offering in Latin America and further strengthens the firm’s platform in the region,” said the Head of our Latin America practice group. “It is indicative of the firm’s ongoing commitment to our cross-practice offering in Latin America, providing our clients with the best possible legal advice and market insight.”
Roberta Cherman, Head of our São Paulo office, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to the firm’s Latin America practice group. We have a longstanding track record of representing clients on their most complex transactions in the region and Jonathan’s experience complements our existing offering. We have worked across from Jonathan for years on numerous transactions and know we will be able to go forward together to further enhance our leading Brazil and Latin America practice.”
Jonathan added: “I am excited to be joining Shearman & Sterling’s leading Capital Markets practice in Brazil. I look forward to working with the team to continue to enhance the firm’s Latin American offering, helping our clients to capitalize on opportunities in the region.”
Shearman & Sterling has an office in São Paulo as well as a group of lawyers globally who advise clients in the region.