Paul Strecker

Paul Strecker


Paul has over 25 years’ experience advising on cross-border M&A transactions, including public and private company acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, minority investments, strategic alliances, joint ventures and asset sales across a wide range of industries.

Paul also has extensive experience advising private equity clients, pension funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and other financial investors on transactions globally. Paul also advises financial advisors on advisory mandates.

Paul has extensive experience advising on U.S. law transactions, including U.S. public company transactions, take private transactions, de-SPACs and U.S. venture capital transactions, as well as English law transactions.

Paul has previously worked in New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong.


Representative matters

J.P. Morgan Asset Management on various transactions in the U.S. and Europe.

Vice Media Group in its sale to Fortress Investment Group LLC, Soros Fund Management, and Monroe Capital.

Chipita S.A. on the sale of its business to Mondelēz International, Inc. for approximately $2 billion.

CPPIB on various investments, including in Postal Savings Bank of China and 10x Future Technologies.

Pro bono

Advising NGOs on nature-focused pro bono work.

Advising Lawyers Without Borders on various matters, including human trafficking, child labour and wildlife crime.

Advising Impact Investment Exchange on the issuance of the $8 million Woman's Livelihood Bond, the world's first listed debt security with a dual focus on financial and social returns, empowering 385,000 woman in Southeast Asia.

Published Work

  • Strecker. P, Morrison. M, Withers. N, Burrows. S, Porter. R, Scargill. M (2022) “Private Mergers and Acquisitions in the UK: Overview” Thomas Reuters Practical Law
  • Strecker. P, Lilienfeld. D, Behrens, M (2020) “ESG Considerations in M&A”, The M&A Lawyer and Corporate Board Member
  • Strecker. P (2018) “Private mergers and acquisitions in the United States”, Thomson Reuters Practical Law 

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Advisory Board Member, Lawyers Without Borders.
  • Advisory Board Member, Oxford University (Masters in Law and Finance Faculty).
Paul is an outstanding lawyer. He is extremely bright, with strong commercial sensitivity and always brings practical solutions to complex issues.
Chambers and Partners Global, 2024
He is a great partner to work with on complex cross-border matters. Exceptional skills navigating difficult matters with a strong commercial perspective.
Chambers and Partners Global, 2024


  • Ranked lawyer for Private Equity, Chambers and Partners Global for 15 years
  • Ranked lawyer for Private Equity (International Firms) – China, Chambers and Partners Global, 2024
  • Ranked in ‘Top Advisor Lawyers in EMEA’, MergerLinks, 2023 
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ lawyer for M&A and Private Equity, IFLR’s Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms, 2020
  • ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, Chambers Asia, 2017



New York, 1998
California, 2001
England & Wales, 2020


Hong Kong Supreme Court, 2010


Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, 1994
J.D., Law, New York University School of Law, 1997


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.