Shearman And Sterling

Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic investments are fundamental tools of corporations, financial institutions and private equity investors. With M&A lawyers on the ground across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, our team advises both principals and their financial advisors on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions deals, whether negotiated or unsolicited.

Clients rely on our team to guide them through transactions that will ultimately transform their organizations. Corporations and financial sponsors trust that we understand their business needs and will offer pragmatic and solutions-oriented advice, negotiate aggressively on their behalf and provide focused execution throughout each deal.

In addition to our depth of experience and awareness of market practice, clients know they will benefit from our team’s innovative mindset and willingness to design optimal — and at times completely unique — structures to achieve their legal and business objectives.

Every client and every matter is important to us. Regardless of transaction size, all clients can leverage our global platform to get sophisticated guidance and advice on their most complex and time-sensitive concerns.

Deal teams seamlessly integrate partners in specialist practice areas to provide a 360-degree analysis of all related aspects of a mergers and acquisitions transaction, including antitrust, tax, regulatory, financing, capital markets, compensation, intellectual property and privacy.