Megan Lawrence


Megan specialises in domestic and cross-border leveraged acquisition financings. She advises market-leading banks and private credit funds on leveraged finance transactions at all levels of the capital structure, including broadly syndicated senior TLB financings, second lien financings, bank/ bond transactions and unitranche financings. 
Megan has extensive knowledge of the syndicated and leveraged loan markets and regularly advises arrangers, lenders and agents on acquisition and other event driven finance transactions. 
In 2019/2020, Megan spent ten months on client secondment to the London-based financial sponsors group at J.P. Morgan.


Representative matters

The mandated lead arrangers on a refinancing transaction for Altice France S.A..

The mandated lead arrangers in connection with the refinancing of the Synthon Group facilities, an integrated global leader in the development of complex generic pharmaceuticals and a BC Partners portfolio company.

The lenders on the unitranche financing in connection with the acquisition by Hg Capital of JTL Software GmbH, a leading German ERP software provider specialising in e-commerce enablement solutions.

The lenders on the unitranche financing in connection with the acquisition by OTPP of Seven Investment Management, a UK wealth manager.



Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 2023

Admitted as an attorney, South Africa, 2013


LLB (Hons), Law, The University of the Witwatersrand, 2010


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.