Shearman & Sterling LLP multinational law firm headquartered in New York City, United States.

Ian Roberts is a partner in the Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice and the Energy Industry Group.

He focuses on financial restructurings, advising clients on the many complex issues that arise in deleveraging a capital structure.

Ian counsels private and public companies, particularly in the energy sector, on highly leveraged special situations, distressed acquisitions, refinancing transactions, cross-border restructurings, and all manner of insolvency-related corporate finance and governance. Mr. Roberts strives to maximize value for his clients, which have included debtors, creditors, purchasers, investors in distressed debt, private equity and hedge funds, institutional investors, governmental agencies, receivers, and a labor union.

Following law school, Mr. Roberts served as a law clerk to the Honorable Hayden Head of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  In 2014-2015, he served as in-house counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, focusing on global turn-around initiatives.