As one of the first law firms to establish a presence in key international markets, Shearman & Sterling LLP has led the way in serving clients wherever they do business. This innovative spirit and the experience we have developed over our 140-year history make us the “go-to” law firm for seamless service. From major financial centres to emerging markets, we have the reach, depth and global perspective necessary to advise our clients on their most complex worldwide business needs.
The firm is organised as a single, integrated partnership that collaborates to deliver its best to clients. With approximately 850 lawyers in many of the commercial centres around the world, we operate seamlessly across practice groups and offices and provide consistently superior results. Our lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practise US, English, EU, French, German, Italian and Hong Kong law. In addition, nearly one half of our lawyers practise outside the United States. From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on our vast international network to help accomplish their business goals.
Harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of our lawyers across our extensive global footprint, we represent many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises. Those clients, in turn, continue to choose us for the market-defining expertise of our accomplished cross-border legal teams. We have a dedicated focus on building partnerships with our clients for their success, and they appreciate our direct partner involvement in day-to-day matter management. With a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, we develop creative ways to address their problems and are ideally situated to counsel them in this challenging 21st century global economy.