Shearman & Sterling was one of the first international firms to expand into Europe, with our Paris and London offices opening in 1963 and 1972. Since that time we have built an enviable reputation for advising companies and financial institutions on some of their most important transactions and cases in Europe and internationally. In addition to working on local and pan-European matters, our European offices serve as a hub for much of the cross-border work we do, advising European clients as they expand their business operations globally, as well as clients from all parts of the world looking to invest into Europe.

With over 300 lawyers in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris and Rome, we have a deep understanding of the European capital markets, the industries our clients operate in and the broader European business landscape. Our multilingual lawyers understand the intricacies of the many legal systems across Europe and the complex corporate laws that govern cross-border transactions. This knowledge and commercial acumen helps our clients achieve their objectives.