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Shearman & Sterling Named 2022 Sustainable Finance Law Firm of the Year by LatinFinance

January 30, 2023

Shearman & Sterling was named Sustainable Finance Law Firm of the Year and won four additional awards at the LatinFinance 2022 Deal of the Year Awards. These accolades are testament to Shearman & Sterling’s leading work in sustainable financing in Latin America, and to the global law firm’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of innovation in ESG financing.

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 50th Annual Securities Regulation Institute

January 30 - Feb 01, 2023

The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will host its 50th Annual Securities Regulation Institute from January 30, 2023 – February 1, 2023. During the three-day event, attendees will learn from regulators who write new regulations, judges who interpret the law to resolve complex disputes and prominent practitioners who guide their clients through the maze of new legislation, regulations and jurisprudence. The conference is designed for securities practitioners, outside and in-house counsel, compliance officers, regulators, investment bankers and securities dealers.

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Shearman & Sterling names new Chief People Officer

January 27, 2023

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling announced that Daniel Dellacona has been named Chief People Officer succeeding Geline Midouin. Daniel, who joined Shearman in September 2021, has been director of the firm’s human resources department for the Americas.

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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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Shearman & Sterling’s Paris Private Equity and M&A Teams Work Recognized With an Award and Two Top Rankings

January 27, 2023

Shearman & Sterling is delighted to announce that its Paris Private Equity team has received a “mention spéciale” for the LBO Large and upper mid-cap deals category at the Décideurs Juridiques Awards on January 25 2023. This award recognizes the outstanding work of our Paris PE team, notably in advising Carlyle on the sale of Euro Techno Com Group to Cinven, PAI Partners and European Camping Group on the acquisition of Vacanceselect and Bridgepoint on the sale of the HTL Group to Montagu.

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LSTA Market Standards for Flood Insurance Processes in Syndicated Lending (Jan 2023)

January 26, 2023

Partner Malcolm Montgomery, counsel Lance Levine, associate Anthony Roselle and consultant Nancy Scappaticci (all New York-Real Estate) advised the Loan Syndications & Trading Association on the publication of updated Market Standards for Flood Insurance Processes in Syndicated Lending. These Standards offer guidance to loan market participants engaged in syndicated lending activities on the compliance obligations imposed by federal flood insurance laws and regulations. The Standards account for the revised Interagency Questions and Answers (Q&A) Regarding Flood Insurance jointly issued by five federal regulatory agencies in 2022.

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Shearman & Sterling New York Headquarters Redesign Wins Distinguished 2022 International Interior Design Award

January 26, 2023

Shearman & Sterling received the Gold Winner award at the 2022 International Interior Design Awards (IIDA). The global law firm reimagined its New York global headquarters in partnership with global architectural firm Perkins&Will, intending to create a workplace that anticipated the evolving needs of its growing and diverse talent base, and that would continue to support excellence in client service.

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BlackRock's debt and equity financing arrangements with Razor Group

January 26, 2023

Shearman & Sterling advised BlackRock in relation to the debt and equity financing arrangements with Razor Group and its subsidiaries. Razor Group, founded in Berlin in 2020, is a global e-commerce business aggregator. The firm advised BlackRock in regard to Razor Group's planned acquisition of Valoreo and its subsidiaries, a prominent e-commerce group in Latin America and a $70 million Series C financing round led by L Catterton.

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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.