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

Brien Wassner is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice and leads the Private Capital Industry group.

He represents clients in their domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, tender and exchange offers, divestitures, carve outs, take private transactions and other debt and equity financings – minority and majority investments, PIPE transactions, preferred equity and mezzanine financings – as well as securities and other general corporate matters. His clients include private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, hedge funds, pension funds, venture capital funds and other sponsors and asset managers, financial institutions, public and private companies and their financial advisors.

Brien has extensive experience across a broad range of industries, including TMT, financial services, energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, retail, industrials, transportation, insurance and healthcare, and has managed transactions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.