Adam Kupitz


Adam is U.S.-qualified in our International Capital Markets practice. He specialises in U.S. and international capital markets transactions and has approximately 20 years experience advising issuers, underwriters and arrangers in connection with U.S., Euro and global offerings of debt and equity securities. The debt offerings that Adam advises on run the full spectrum from investment grade to high yield as well as structured products, comprise both stand-alone offerings and debt issuance programmes (such as medium-term note and commercial paper programmes) and include all manner of offerings, from SEC registration to Rule 144A and Regulation S exempt to traditional private placements. He also advises a number of non-U.S. companies in relation to on-going SEC and other public reporting. In addition, he has extensive experience in other types of capital markets and other corporate finance transactions, particularly tender and exchange offers and bridge financing.

Published Work

  • Balancing Expectations, European High Yield Bonds', Legalease Special Report, 2001

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, New York Bar Association.



Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 1992

Registered foreign lawyer, England and Wales, 2000


BA (Hons), Johns Hopkins University, 1985

MA (Hons), John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1986

JD, Columbia Law School, 1991


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.