Shearman & Sterling is pleased to announce that Matthew Readings will take over as London Office Managing Partner, effective Wednesday, April 11. Matthew will work closely with EMEA Regional Managing Partner, our other Regional Managing Partners and Senior Partner Dave Beveridge. He succeeds Nick Buckworth, who will continue in full-time practice and focus on his role as Global Head of Finance.
Commenting on Matthew’s appointment, Dave Beveridge said: “Matthew will play a significant role in helping us drive our global strategy forward in London. London is key to our global approach, providing an on-the-ground presence in one of the world’s leading financial centers and the capability to advise international clients on English law. I look forward to working with Matthew to achieve our long-term growth ambitions in London.”
Matthew is Global Antitrust Practice Group Leader. He joined the firm in 2006 as a partner specializing in EU and U.K. competition law, advising clients across a range of sectors on cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, merger clearance procedures, appeals to the European Courts in Luxembourg and private enforcement of antitrust rights in the English courts.
“It is an honor to be taking over from Nick as London Office Managing Partner,” Readings said. “London is a thriving office and integral to the firm’s global strategy. I am excited to help drive London’s contribution to the firm’s success.”
On Nick Buckworth’s time as London Office Managing Partner, Dave Beveridge commented: “Nick has made a stellar contribution to the firm and in particular the London office over the last seven years. I look forward to continuing to work with him in his role as Global Head of Finance.”