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About Us

From the back-of-the-envelope to the opening bell, we provide strategic advice for each stage of growth. In order for a promising idea to grow into a successful company, entrepreneurs need insightful, business-minded counsel that can keep up with the pace of innovation. Collaborating side-by-side, we know our clients’ businesses. Our lawyers provide tailored, cutting-edge solutions to emerging growth challenges, working with our clients as their needs change over time across Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Compensation, Governance & ERISA and other complex areas.

Trusted Advisor to Emerging Growth Businesses

Shearman & Sterling has helped thousands of entrepreneurs go from vision to formation, growth, and beyond-to become market leaders and take their ideas to the world at large.  Our global platform provides the geographic reach required for the 21st century economy while leveraging relationships with investors—angel, venture and corporate—to connect clients with capital.


  • Consumer Products
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Private Capital
  • Technology, Media, & Telecommunications

Regional Experience

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • North America

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