Shearman And Sterling

News January 14, 2021

Firm Strengthens Offering in Germany — Florian Harder and Jann Jetter Join New Munich Office

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the appointment of Florian Harder and Jann Jetter as partners in the firm’s new Munich office.  

Florian specializes in advising clients in M&A and private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He also advises executive boards on strategic matters. Jann focuses on tax-oriented group structuring and the structuring of national and international M&A as well as in private equity transactions. The pair have been working in the financial sponsors sector for many years and will, together with Shearman & Sterlings existing acquisition finance practice, afford clients a complete integrated offering. 

“As a leading M&A and private equity partnership in Germany, Florian and Jann’s addition will allow us to continue strengthening our German and broader European corporate platform,” said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling. “They bring knowledge, experience and deep relationships with some of the largest financial sponsors and corporates in Europe, which complements our existing global offering.”  

Commenting on Florian Harder and Jann Jetter's appointment, Ward McKimm, European Managing Partner said: “Their successful track record advising on European M&A and private equity transactions will greatly benefit our clients. Given the market opportunity domestically, Florian and Janns experience and expertise will be key to the growth of our transaction focused capabilities in Germany, with the prospect of further strategic developments across our broader European platform.”  

“We are excited about Florian’s and Jann’s arrival. They will be a great addition to our team and their skills and track records fit perfectly into the defined strategy of our German practice,” said Thomas König, Head of Shearman & Sterlings German Offices.  

The addition of Florian Harder and Jann Jetter is part of Shearman & Sterlings continued focus to grow strategically in specific geographies and core practices including in Germany across M&A, Private Equity, Tax and Financing including restructuring.  

Florian, who will also take over the position as Head of Shearman & Sterlings German Offices, added: “Jann and I are thrilled to join a firm with such a strong global M&A team and history advising on some of the largest and most complex cross-border transactions. Shearman & Sterlings preeminent global platform will combine with our integrated offering, providing clients with high profile advice in order to capitalize on opportunities domestically, across Europe and beyond.”   

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Florian and Jann were partners at Linklaters LLP in Munich.

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