Sophie Nettleton

Sophie Nettleton

Senior Associate

Sophie has extensive experience acting for multinational corporations, funds and financial institutions on strategic cross-border disputes. 
Sophie advises clients through the full cycle of issues, ranging from pre-emptive advice through to litigation before the UK courts, with particular experience advising on disputes relating to commercial contacts, loans and derivatives, M&A transactions and joint ventures.
A large proportion of Sophie’s work is international in scope and she works regularly with counsel in multiple jurisdictions to devise litigation and enforcement strategies that deliver results in line with clients’ objectives. As part of this work, she regularly advises on jurisdiction challenges.
Sophie has spent time working in the Middle East (based in the firm's Dubai office) and is a fluent Italian speaker, working closely with teams in Italy on a variety of litigation mandates.



Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 2012


LLB, The College of Law, London, 2010

MA, French and Italian, New Hall, Cambridge University, 2007


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.