Corporate and M&A

A&O Shearman provides the world’s leading companies, investment funds and financial institutions with top-tier corporate and M&A advice across the world.


Our M&A lawyers work seamlessly with our antitrust, regulatory, foreign direct investment, capital markets, finance, tax, and disputes teams to handle the biggest and most complex deals in the market.  

Our public company advisory and corporate governance group delivers strategic counsel to GCs and boards on their most sensitive matters, and our funds lawyers advise financial sponsors across the lifecycle of their investments, from fund formation through to acquisitions and disposals. 

We have a market-leading employment, compensation and benefits practice, while our global strength in restructuring and insolvency ensures we can support our clients whatever the challenges they face, and wherever in the world they operate.