Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the appointment of Rahul Chatterji as a Leveraged Finance partner in the Finance practice, based in London. This follows the appointment of Sanjeev Dhuna and Gary Hamp in London and Heather Water Borthwick in New York.
Rahul has extensive experience advising on a wide range of complex cross-border banking and finance transactions. His expertise spans acquisition financing and leveraged buyouts (public and private M&A), other event-driven financing transactions, direct and special situations lending, distressed investments and debt restructurings and workouts.
“Rahul’s broad Leveraged Finance experience and specific direct lending expertise add to our global Leveraged Finance offering, bolstering our English law capabilities and continuing our strong growth momentum,” said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling. “Rahul’s hire is part of our ongoing strategy to grow our core practices in key geographies, aligning with market opportunities.”
Commenting on Rahul’s appointment, Ward McKimm, European Managing Partner and EMEA Finance Team Leader added: “Rahul’s energy, expertise and enthusiasm fits seamlessly with our strong global leveraged finance proposition. Rahul will be an integral part in growing our direct lending offering, drawing on his market knowledge combined with our robust global platform. His appointment is part of our ongoing commitment to continue to build our transatlantic leveraged finance offering.”
Rahul Chatterji added: “I am thrilled to be joining the Leveraged Finance team at Shearman & Sterling. I’m looking forward to working with Ward, Sanjeev and the broader team to continue to grow the firm’s leveraged finance offering and expand its direct lending expertise, while supporting clients on their most complex and challenging transactions. This is one of the most trusted law firm brands and Finance platforms in both the U.S. and Europe, and there is a laser focus on growing the firm’s Leveraged Finance practice, which makes this a very exciting time to join the firm.”
Shearman & Sterling has continued to expand core practice areas with 15 lateral hires globally since January. Rahul’s hire follows the appointment of London partners Sanjeev Dhuna in Leveraged Finance, Phil Cheveley in M&A and Helena Potts in Restructuring. Further recent partner hires include Houston partners Emily Leitch in Capital Markets and Daniel Tristan in Finance.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling Rahul was a Special Counsel at Milbank LLP.