Neil Sinha


Neil is Private Equity Sector Lead - Europe. He is a market leading sponsor side leveraged finance partner who has a wide range of experience advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies on complex debt financing transactions including cross-border leveraged buy-outs.

Neil has advised a number of top tier private equity funds and financial sponsors including Brookfield Private Equity, CVC Capital Partners, 3i, a global alternative investment management firm, Partners Group, Warburg Pincus, Exponent, ICG Private Equity, Stonepeak, Fiera Capital, Advent, Triton, Providence Equity Partners, Hg Capital and PAI. 

Neil is recognised as one of the leading sponsor side leveraged finance lawyers in the market and has been profiled as a rising star by Legal Business in their article Banking and finance focus: Back to the future, and named in the 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Private Equity (Legal Week 2019). He also led the teams that won Loan Deal of the Year (Ethypharm) and High Yield Deal of the Year (Modulaire) at the IFLR Europe Awards, 2022. Clients say “Neil is excellent - he is one of the smartest lawyers out there, extremely commercial and well versed on the product level and detail” and “Having Neil on our side when negotiating is extremely important: I trust and rely on him 100%; he really pushes points that matter.” Chambers UK 



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2008
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.