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Bjerke Authors Securitisation 2023 Chambers USA Law and Practice

February 02, 2023

Partner Bjorn Bjerke (New York-Finance) has authored the “USA Law & Practice” chapter in the 2023 Chambers Global Practice Guide: Securitization.

Chambers Global Practice Guides provide expert legal commentary on various practice areas in key jurisdictions around the world.

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Looking ahead at 2023 clean hydrogen growth

February 01, 2023

Omar Samji, partner and Humzah Yazdani, associate at Shearman & Sterling authored the article “Contracts, Financing Are Key To 2023 Clean Hydrogen Growth” for Law360.

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Future Claims Against Russia: Key Implications of the Ukraine and the Netherlands v. Russia Decision

February 01, 2023

On January 25, 2023, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights declared the claims in the case of Ukraine and the Netherlands v. Russia partly admissible.

The Court’s conclusion that Russia effectively controlled the territory of eastern Ukraine held by the separatists of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) and “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) from May 11, 2014, until at least January 26, 2022, has key implications for entities and individuals considering investment treaty and human rights claims against Russia in relation to Russia’s actions in Ukraine as of 2014.

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Real Estate Partner Kris Ferranti Examines Lease Expansion Options in a Challenging Market

January 27, 2023

Partner Kris Ferranti (New York – Real Estate) authored an article titled “A Look At Lease Expansion Options In A Challenging Market” that was published by Law360. This timely article examines the use of lease expanse options as a tool for landlords and tenants to consider during periods of economic downturns and uncertainty. In addition to providing an overview of the common types of expansion rights, Ferranti discusses the key factors affecting leverage and the important terms that each party should consider negotiating to reduce risk and maximize flexibility in a changing environment.

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The UK’s Financial Services Bill – Proposed Amendments Towards Enhanced Accountability for Financial Regulators

January 26, 2023

A detailed set of amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSMB) were tabled by Lord Lilley on 23 January 2023, promoting enhanced accountability for the U.K.’s financial regulators. These comprise the result of extensive work and consultation among a diverse set of stakeholders, including leading barristers, regulated firms and advocacy groups, led by Shearman & Sterling. The changes aim to enhance the accountability of financial regulators, with a view to making the U.K.’s financial markets the best regulated in the world.

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UPDATE: FTC’s Updated Filing Fees, Increased HSR Thresholds and Increased Interlocking Directorate Thresholds for 2023

January 26, 2023

The new Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”) thresholds will go into effect on February 27, 2023 and will apply to all transactions closing on or after that date. As previewed in our client alert on December 30, 2022, under the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act, three additional tiers of filing fees will go into effect on February 27, 2023, for a total of six tiers. Notably, the highest filing fee threshold, which applies to transactions valued at $5 billion or more, will increase from $280,000 to $2.25 million.

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Shearman & Sterling Alumni Spotlight: Tarik Gause ’13, Associate General Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs (EMEA), Roku Inc.

January 25, 2023

Through the Alumni Spotlight series, you can meet a few of our distinguished alumni to learn how they leveraged their time at the firm to advance their careers and what advice they would give to those looking to have similar success.

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Shearman & Sterling Alumni Spotlight: Alex Lopez ’15, Director, Group Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Legal Investigations, BNP/Paribas

January 25, 2023

Through the Alumni Spotlight series, you can meet a few of our distinguished alumni to learn how they leveraged their time at the firm to advance their careers and what advice they would give to those looking to have similar success.

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2023 Proxy Season Quick Reference Guide

January 25, 2023

The 2023 proxy season is just around the corner. This quick reference guide, which is intended to supplement Shearman & Sterling’s 20th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey, summarizes themes from the 2022 proxy season and developing trends to consider for 2023. It also identifies possible future changes in disclosure rules that public companies should consider for the upcoming proxy season.

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Shearman & Sterling Alumni Spotlight: Jason Gao ’08, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary, Impossible Foods

January 24, 2023

Through the Alumni Spotlight series, you can meet a few of our distinguished alumni to learn how they leveraged their time at the firm to advance their careers and what advice they would give to those looking to have similar success.