Lara  Aryani

Lara Aryani


Lara’s focus includes the representation of clients on a broad range of complex strategic transactions, including public and private and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, joint ventures, consortium investments, divestitures and carve-outs.
She has experience across a wide range of industry sectors, including technology, media and broadcasting, renewable and transitional energy, oil and gas, chemicals, industrials, food and beverage, fintech, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Lara’s clients include multinational corporations and their boards (or special committees of the board), as well as financial sponsors, including private equity and hedge funds, family offices and pension funds.


Representative matters

Anglo American in its proposed joint venture with Vale involving the acquisition by Anglo American Brasil of the Serra da Serpentina iron ore resource and the concurrent acquisition by Vale of a 15% shareholding in Anglo American Brasil.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation in its $923 million acquisition of Florida City Gas. 

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA) on the $1.62 billion sale of Simon & Schuster to KKR; on the $1.032 billion acquisition by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer of the 80.91% aggregate membership interests in EPIX held by Paramount and Lionsgate. 

Ardagh Group, S.A. (NYSE: AMBP; NYSE: ARD) in various matters, including its (i) $8.5 billion combination of its beverage metal can business with Gores Holdings V, Inc. a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), (ii) $2.7 billion combination of its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with Exal Corporation, a producer of aluminum containers, (iii) $3.42 billion acquisition from Ball Corporation and Rexam plc of certain metal beverage can manufacturing assets and (iv)  offer to exchange its publicly traded shares for shares of Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A., and its subsequent delisting from the New York Stock Exchange. 

The Olayan Group in various matters, including its joint acquisition with Rock Mountain Capital, L.P. of stake in specialty cleaning products manufacturer PurposeBuilt Brands, Inc.

Glatfelter Corporation (NYSE: GLT) in its $302 million acquisition of Denmark-based nonwoven fabrics manufacturer Jacob Holm.

Circet, a global network services provider,in various matters, including its acquisition of Further, LLC.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Pattern Energy Group Inc. on an implied enterprise value of approximately $6.1 billion, including net debt.

Liberty Latin America Ltd. (NASDAQ: LILA) in its joint venture with The Digicel Group to jointly own and operate the sports and entertainment media company Caribbean Premier Sports Limited.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) in its spinoff from DowDuPont Inc. following the $130 billion combination of the two companies.

Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE: ATUS) in its sale of a 49.99 percent of its LightPath fiber enterprise business to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners.

The Conflicts Committee of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX) in its acquisition of Kashiv Specialty Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

The Special Committee of the Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSGE) in various matters, including the spin-off of sports assets into the Madison Square Garden Sports Corp.

Ness USA, Inc., a portfolio company of TRG Management, in the sale of its cloud-consultancy Linium and ServiceNow businesses to Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation. 

PointState Capital in its investment in Argentine renewable energy company Genneia S.A. 

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) in various matters, including its sale to Empresas Copec S.A. of midstream and downstream lubricant and fuels assets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru., inc. (NYSE: CRM) in its acquisitions of Quip, Inc., Unity&Variety, Inc. and Sequence LLC.

Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) in its acquisition of Capital Confirmation, Inc.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), on its acquisition of the $36.5 billion US and Canadian loan portfolio of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a $3.2 billion transaction.



New York, 2009


J.D., LL.M., Emory University, 2008

M.A., Georgetown University, 2006

B.A., University of Virginia, 2003






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.