Shearman & Sterling has again expanded its capital markets capabilities in Brazil with the addition of Roberta Cherman, a senior U.S. and Brazilian lawyer who has joined as a counsel in our São Paulo office.
Roberta was previously an associate based in the Shearman & Sterling New York office from 2000-2007 and returns to the firm from Itaú Unibanco, Brazil’s largest privately held bank, where she has been in-house legal counsel since 2008. Roberta has worked with Itaú Unibanco across the globe in their Lisbon, London and São Paulo offices and has been involved with a wide variety of capital markets, lending and derivatives matters. She has more than 15 years of experience in equity and debt capital markets, debt restructuring, syndicated private financing, acquisition financing and project finance, all of which will help bolster and enhance Shearman & Sterling’s São Paulo-based practices.
“We are thrilled to welcome Roberta back to the firm” said Antonia Stolper, Americas Regional Managing Partner and head of the Latin America affinity group. “Her arrival reflects our continued investment in Brazil as it emerges from its recession and is important to us as Latin America continues to be a core focus of our firm, with the market presenting new opportunities in a variety of areas in which Roberta can use her broad experience to help us further develop.”
Added Jonathan Kellner, head of Shearman & Sterling’s São Paulo office, “Having Roberta on the ground in Brazil will significantly enhance our offerings to clients and broaden our practice. Her experience as internal counsel for a prominent financial institution will help ensure the continued success of our leading cross-border work.”
“I’m really excited to be returning to Shearman & Sterling,” said Roberta. “I have always been impressed with the focus and dedication of the Shearman & Sterling team and look forward to rejoining and working with both old and new friends. I also look forward to contributing to the continued success of the firm and know that the platform offered to me will no doubt help me to achieve that.”