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News Dec 07, 2015

Shearman & Sterling Elects 12 New Partners

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has elected 12 counsel and associates to the partnership across its worldwide platform. The new partners practice in four offices — London, New York, Paris and Singapore — and in the capital markets, finance, intellectual property transactions, international arbitration, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and tax practice areas.

“This is another outstanding new partner class,” said Creighton Condon, Shearman & Sterling’s senior partner. “Each of our new partners possesses exceptional technical knowledge and considerable experience advising on increasingly complex legal and business issues and consistently demonstrates a full commitment to our clients-first approach. We look forward to their continued contributions on behalf of our firm and our clients over the coming years.”

The following lawyers were elected partner:

Richard Alsop (New York-Capital Markets), Jordan Altman (New York-Intellectual Property Transactions/Mergers & Acquisitions), Susanna Charlwood (London-Litigation), Daryl Chew (Singapore-International Arbitration), Marwa Elborai (London-Capital Markets), Korey Fevzi (London-Finance), Maude Lebois (Paris-International Arbitration), Simon Letherman (London-Tax), Daniel Litowitz (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions), Ilir Mujalovic (New York-Capital Markets), Matthew Powell (London-Mergers & Acquisitions) and Mohamed Shelbaya (Paris-International Arbitration).

Richard Alsop practices in the Capital Markets Group in New York. He has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, underwriting and corporate governance and in working with financial institutions. He advises corporations and investment banks on a broad variety of capital markets work, including IPOs, convertible bonds and investment grade and high-yield bond transactions and is part of the firm’s corporate governance advisory team. Richard received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Columbia College and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Jordan Altman practices in the Intellectual Property Transactions/Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York. He practices corporate law with an emphasis on structuring, drafting and negotiating agreements that focus on the development, transfer, procurement, commercialization and maintenance of intellectual property and technology. Jordan also counsels clients on intellectual property portfolio development, including public companies, as well as growing technology-driven businesses and start-ups. He received his bachelor’s degree from State University of New York Binghamton, a master’s degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Fordham University.

Susanna Charlwood practices in the Litigation Group in London. She has broad experience in the litigation and arbitration of commercial disputes as well as in the conduct of regulatory investigations on a wide range of issues. She frequently advises financial institutions and corporates on situations involving contentious activity in more than one jurisdiction and has particular experience in finance-related disputes. Susanna holds a BA (First Class Hons.) from the University of Durham and obtained distinctions in post-graduate diplomas at the College of Law.

Daryl Chew practices in the International Arbitration Group in Singapore. He advises and represents companies in numerous international arbitrations, with particular focus on construction, energy and joint venture disputes, as well as matters having an Asian nexus. He sits as sole arbitrator in SIAC and ad hoc arbitration proceedings and serves on the KLRCA panel of arbitrators. Daryl served as a Justices’ Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Singapore, clerking for the Chief Justice, Justices of Appeal and judges of the High Court. He earned an L.L.B., with 1st Class Honours, from the National University of Singapore.

Marwa Elborai practices in the Capital Markets Group in London. She regularly represents issuers and underwriters in both debt and equity capital markets transactions and advises clients on U.S. corporate and securities law issues. Marwa earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Korey Fevzi practices in the Finance Group in London. He advises private equity sponsors, pension funds, financial institutions, leading corporations and hedge funds on finance transactions, specializing in leveraged finance, acquisition finance, restructuring transactions and secondary debt trading with a particular emphasis on cross-border financings. He also has extensive experience in mezzanine and other forms of subordinated financing. Korey received an LL.B. (Hons) from Queen Mary University of London and a Distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law.

Maude Lebois practices in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. She represents States, State-owned entities and companies in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, ad hoc (including under UNCITRAL Rules) and under the Rules of the ICC and ICSID. Her focus has been on energy arbitrations, particularly those involving African parties. Maude earned a License in Law, summa cum laude, from Liège University and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

Simon Letherman practices in the Tax Group in London. He advises on a wide range of UK and international corporate tax matters, including major mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international banking, structured finance, capital markets, corporate restructurings, private equity, investment funds, financial products, derivatives and real estate transactions. Simon earned a First Class B.A. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester.

Daniel Litowitz practices in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York. He has considerable US and global experience in a broad range of strategic transactions, including cash and stock mergers, tender and exchange offers, private equity transactions, stock and asset acquisition and disposition transactions, and joint ventures for US and multinational clients. Daniel received his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Ilir Mujalovic practices in the Capital Markets Group in New York. He has extensive experience in capital markets transactions and advises investment banks and corporations on a wide variety of matters, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, convertible bonds, high yield and other debt offerings. He also served as a Director and Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he advised on a broad range of equity and high yield capital markets transactions. Ilir received a bachelor’s degree from The City University of New York-College of Staten Island, with highest honors, and a J.D. from New York Law School, summa cum laude.

Matthew Powell practices in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group in London. He has an extensive legal background in all forms of corporate advisory work, particularly focusing on the energy and natural resources sectors and cross-border work. His experience includes joint ventures, farm-in arrangements, public and private acquisitions and equity capital raisings. Matthew is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and is noted in the 2013 and 2015 editions of Legal 500 for his work in oil and gas transactions. He holds a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of Oxford and graduated, with distinction, from Nottingham Law School.

Mohamed Shelbaya practices in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. He has represented companies, States and State-owned entities in more than 30 commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with a particular focus on oil and gas arbitrations and on disputes involving interests in the Middle East. He also has extensive experience advising Egyptian State-owned energy companies regarding the management of the gas supply situation resulting from the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Mohamed earned an LL.B. from Cairo University, an LL.B. and an LL.M. in Private International Law from Sorbonne University and an LL.M. in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution from Panthéon-Assas University, as well as a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford.