Shearman And Sterling

News October 28, 2021

Shearman & Sterling Significantly Expands Paris Offering with the Addition of a Four Partner team

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the addition of four partners Xavier Norlain, Jeremy Scemama, Maud Manon and Matthieu Lampel based in Paris.

Xavier, Jeremy, Maud and Matthieu's wide-ranging capabilities span mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, leveraged finance and restructuring. The team has extensive experience in midcap and upper midcap private equity, private and public M&A and leveraged finance, including direct lending and restructuring. Their clients include prominent investment funds, debt funds, senior banks, industrial and services groups as well as sponsors and lenders.

“Each of these new partners brings with them a wealth of experience and the addition of this renowned team exponentially enhances our expertise in Paris” said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling. “Xavier, Jeremy, Maud and Matthieu joining the firm is part of the ongoing expansion of our offering globally. It is indicative of our continued acceleration of the execution of the firm’s strategy to focus on core practice areas in key geographies, aligning with market opportunities.”

Commenting on the team joining the firm, Ward McKimm, Europe Regional Managing Partner and EMEA Finance Team Leader added: “We are thrilled to welcome Xavier, Jeremy, Maud and Matthieu to the firm. Their stellar market reputations, entrepreneurial spirit and substantial experience augments our strong offering. Their addition to our Paris team is part of our strategy to grow our expertise in key markets and their practices have strong synergies with our teams in London, Germany and beyond.”

These latest hires bring the total number of lateral partner hires Shearman & Sterling has made this year to 23. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, the team was at DLA Piper in Paris.