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May 22, 2020

Natwest Markets Plc’s Us Medium-Term Note Program Update and $1 Billion Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented the dealers, led by NatWest Markets Securities and J.P. Morgan, as arrangers, in connection with the update of NatWest Markets Plc’s $10 billion U.S. medium-term note program (the “Program”). Shearman & Sterling also represented the dealers, led by NatWest Markets Securities, in connection with a subsequent drawdown of $1.0 billion of 2.375% Senior Notes due 2023 under the Program.

May 22, 2020

Pro Bono Victory for GNOME Foundation Against Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Shearman & Sterling secured a victory for GNOME Foundation (GNOME), a pro bono client, in a patent infringement suit filed by Rothschild Patent Imaging (RPI). In the walk-away settlement, GNOME received a release and covenant not to be sued for any patent held by RPI. In addition, the Shearman team secured a covenant and release on the Rothschild patent portfolio (more than 100 patents) for everyone in the world for the use of all open source software licenses (as approved by the Open Source Initiative). 

May 22, 2020

2020 Global Leaders in Law Crisis Management Report

As companies and governments continue to grapple with new challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for practical legal advice and compliance guidance is more important than ever.

May 21, 2020

Corruption in Times of COVID-19: A Regional Perspective on Public Procurement

The Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice of the New York City Bar published a report titled “Corruption in Times of COVID-19: A Regional Perspective on Public Procurement.” The work on the report was completed on a pro bono basis by the participating law firms.

May 19, 2020

Reckitt Benckiser’s €1.7 Billion and £500 Million Senior Notes Offerings

Shearman & Sterling represented the initial purchasers led by Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, HSBC Bank plc, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc in onnection with an offering of €850 million aggregate principal amount of 0.375 percent senior notes due 2026 and €850 million aggregate principal amount of 0.750 percent senior notes due 2030 by Reckitt Benckiser Treasury Services (Nederland) B.V. and of £500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.750 percent senior notes due 2032 by Reckitt Benckiser Treasury Services plc. The senior notes were guaranteed by Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (Reckitt Benckiser). The transaction closed on May 19, 2020.

May 19, 2020

ArcelorMittal’s $2 Billion Ordinary Shares and Convertible Notes Offerings

Shearman & Sterling advised the underwriters (led by BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan and Société Générale) on ArcelorMittal’s offerings of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.50 percent mandatorily convertible subordinated notes due 2023 and $750 million of ordinary shares, with total aggregate gross proceeds from the offerings amounting to approximately $2 billion.

Upcoming Events

May 07 - Jun 04, 2020

Shearman & Sterling Legal Risk Webinar Series

Shearman & Sterling is hosting a series of webinars focusing on legal risk, which will explore the opportunities and challenges it represents. For many businesses, including those in highly regulated industries, it is important to identify potential areas of legal risk and understand how to navigate these successfully.

May 26, 2020

Webinar: China, the West and Deep Technology Investment

Shearman & Sterling Asia Regional Managing Partner Lorna Chen will moderate a webinar discussion with Eric Rosenblum, Managing Partner of Tsingyuan Ventures and Wei Zhou, Founding Managing Partner of China Creation Ventures, where they will discuss the global drivers of deep tech investment growth, the implications for the increasing number of Chinese technologists in the U.S. and key points of differentiation between the U.S. and China’s venture capital and technology markets.

May 27, 2020

IPAA’s Industry Insights Webinar: Avoiding Personal Liability Pitfalls in a Distressed Oil & Gas Environment

Shearman & Sterling is proud to sponsor and invites you to join the IPAA’s Industry Insights Webinar on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 am CT. Partner Sarah McLean will moderate a panel with partner Alan Goudiss, corporate board member and strategic advisor Steve Pully, and Diversified Gas & Oil PLC’s executive vice president & general counsel Ben Sullivan.