Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the appointment of Shameer Shah as a Leveraged Finance partner in the Finance practice, based in London.
Shameer’s practice focuses on acquisition financings and special situations, working with a range of clients across private credit, major investment banks and other financial institutions. He has advised on a variety of financing structures, including unitranche, TLBs, second lien, PIK, as well as preferred equity and warrants.
“Shameer’s broad leveraged finance experience, particularly in the direct lending space, and market reputation further strengthens our global leveraged finance offering,” said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling. “His addition continues our strong growth momentum and demonstrates the continued execution of our long-term strategy, focused on growing our core practices in key geographies, aligning with market opportunities.”
Commenting on Shameer’s appointment, Sanjeev Dhuna, Global Finance Practice Group Leader, added: “Shameer has an outstanding reputation in the market and he combines a high level of expertise with strong client relationships. Shameer’s hire continues to strengthen our bench of lender focused partners and is part of our focused strategy to grow leveraged finance globally.”
Shameer Shah commented: “I am excited to be joining such a well-regarded global leveraged finance team. Shearman & Sterling has an excellent platform and great ambitions for its Finance practice. I look forward to working with the team in London and globally to continue to drive its growth and deliver exceptional results for our clients.”
Shearman & Sterling has continued to expand core practice areas with 32 lateral hires globally (including Shameer) since January 2021. Shameer is the firm’s fourth strategic lateral hire in London this year, following the appointment of partners Phil Baynes (Funds), Matthew Skinner (International Arbitration) and Maegen Morrison (Mergers & Acquisitions).
Shameer Shah joins Shearman & Sterling from White & Case LLP.