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Shearman & Sterling

Shearman & Sterling


  • 88.8%Vacation Scheme Score more
  • 87.3%Training Contract Score more


  • Successfully renegotiated the release of the US Embassy hostages in the Iranian Hostage Crisis 1979-81
  • We bake our own cookies on site daily
  • Our managing partner abseiled down the Shard for charity
  • We've been in London longer than many English law firms
  • Mr Sterling left so much money to Yale University (The largest bequest in the history of any American university), that it was nearly renamed Sterling University!
  • Acted on the formation of CitiGroup and still represent them today


Shearman & Sterling

Tel: 020 7655 5000


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One of the oldest law firms in the US, Shearman & Sterling has grown over the years into a global entity with 20 offices in top commercial cities and a total staff strength of over 2000.

The London office was opened in 1972; Shearman was one of the first firms to embark on global expansion. The London office currently has over 300 staff. 

In London, we represent major UK and international companies and financial institutions. Our lawyers are acknowledged as market leaders in antitrust, asset management, banking and leveraged finance, capital markets, executive compensation and employee benefits, financial services, intellectual property, international arbitration and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, property, structured finance, and tax.

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