Shearman & Sterling’s Finance Group enjoyed a very strong first quarter in 2015, ranking among the leaders in US borrower and lender law firm league tables, according to Thomson Reuters.
The firm landed as the No. 2 US Borrower Law Firm, by volume, with more than $12 billion in deal volume and a 9.5% market share, the No. 3 US Overall Law Firm, by volume, with more than $34.5 billion in deal volume and an 8.8% market share and as the No. 3 firm, by volume, in the US Lender Law Firm Bookrunner M&A category, with more than $9.5 billion in deal volume and a 10.4% market share. The firm also achieved top-ten rankings in seven additional categories, including:
“It has been an active first quarter, and we have advised a number of our clients on important ground-breaking transactions,” said Joshua Thompson, a New York-based partner and head of the firm’s Americas Finance Group and global co-head of Leveraged Finance.
Shearman & Sterling’s Finance Group regularly advises on many of the largest and most complex financing transactions worldwide and is consistently ranked at the top of syndicated lending league tables. The group represents a broad range of clients, including commercial banks, investment banks, private equity sponsors, hedge funds and corporate borrowers, and is widely acknowledged for its skill in structuring a wide variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, first and second lien loan structures, leveraged recapitalization financings, investment grade financings, complex debt restructurings, senior and subordinated bridge financings, asset-based loan financings, mezzanine financings and secured lending.