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Our global Mergers & Acquisitions practice delivers integrated strategic, tactical and technical advice to our clients.  Our 200 lawyers are based in key North American, European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Latin American markets, and represent some of the world’s largest corporations, investment banks and private equity investors.  We work on a full range of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of privately owned companies, divisions and subsidiaries, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and substantial equity investments.

Recently, Chambers Global 2014 noted, "It's incredibly global, so when we have large deals the firm is undoubtedly an asset in Europe and Asia.  The firm has the type of global reach where it has capability around the world and where it doesn't have offices it has 'best friend' firms."

For example:

Shearman & Sterling advised Liberty Global, Inc. on it's $23.3 billion acquisition of Virgin Media Inc. in a stock and cash merger transaction.  The transaction ultimately resulted in the creation of the world's largest broadband company, with 25 million customers in 14 countries.

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“I really enjoy working with our different offices and practice groups on the various global transactions we handle.  Working with such a diverse yet cohesive team makes the day-to-day work that much more rewarding.  The firm does a great job of not only coordinating among the offices and practices, but also making sure we have a chance to meet our colleagues at associate retreats and the annual Asia Lawyers weekend.  ”
Gordon Palmquist
Mergers & Acquisitions