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. 



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.