Shameer Shah

Shameer Shah


Shameer’s principal focus is acquisition financings, working with a range of clients across private credit, major investment banks and other financial institutions.

He has extensive experience across both the large and mid-cap performing leveraged finance market.

Shameer also regularly advises on special situations and rescue lending, with a particular focus on hybrid instruments.


Representative matters

BlackRock on the debt and equity financing arrangements with Razor Group and its subsidiaries.

Ares Management on the unitranche financing in support of the acquisition by Goldman Sachs Asset Management of a stake in The Clear Group, a Chartered Insurance Broker that arranges business insurance and home insurance for various sectors.

The financing sources on the unitranche financing supporting the acquisition of TES Global by Onex Corporation. 

Banks and private credit funds providing a multi-tier financing solution backing Advent’s USD$8 billion bid for a Swedish listed pharmaceutical business. 

Published Work

  • Shah. S (2023) “Excess Cash Flow: time to sweep it under the carpet?”, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 
  • Shah. S (2019) “Considerations for calculating additional debt capacity: no longer just a fixed number”, Lexis Nexis
  • Shah. S (2018) “A closer look at the invocation of market flex rights”, Lexis Nexis


  • ‘Up and Coming’, Chambers and Partners UK, Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket, 2024. 
  • ‘Key Lawyer’, Legal 500 UK, Finance: Acquisition Finance, 2024.
  • ‘Up and Coming’, Chambers and Partners UK, Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket, 2023. 
  • ‘Key Lawyer’, Legal 500 UK, Finance: Acquisition Finance and Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans, 2023.



England & Wales, 2010


LL.B, Bachelor of Laws, Kings College London, 2006
Legal Practice Course, Kaplan Law School, 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.