Soumya Sharma


Soumya advises public and private entities in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity investments, corporate governance and general corporate matters. 
She has represented private equity funds and strategic buyers and sellers in stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, carve-outs, joint ventures and strategic alliances, with particular emphasis on cross-border transactions. With a specialization in technology, industrials, and healthcare-related businesses, Soumya routinely represents multinational clients in M&A transactions and has significant experience representing strategic bidders in connection with their participation in the competitive auction settling. She is widely recognized as an up and coming lawyers in United States.


Representative matters

Shionogi & Co., Ltd. on its strategic collaboration and joint venture with Apnimed, Inc. to develop therapies for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm, on its acquisition of SAI Global Compliance Inc, the U.S. based software company providing cloud risk management and compliance software, from EQT AB.

WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp in the USD 323 million carve-out and sale of its tank and pump business segment (Gulf Tanks Holdings, Inc.) to Kinderhook Industries, LLC.

Advent International and The Carlyle Group in the USD 380 million carve-out and sale of its electronic materials platform (H.C. Starck Group) to Materion Corporation (previous firm experience).

Avianca Airlines, the second-largest airline group in Latin America, in restructured equity issuance and corporate matters related to chapter 11 reorganization and emergence (previous firm experience).



Pro bono

Advising Grand St. Settlement, a New York not for Profit Corporation, on commercial arrangements and joint ventures to enhance the various offerings for eldercare in New York.

Mentoring budding entrepreneurs across the world through Grow Movement, an A&O’s partner charity.

Published Work

  • SPAC Lifecycle and Considerations for Private Companies, Bloomberg Law, 2020
  • Leveraged Dividend Recapitalizations, Lexis Practice Advisor: Private Equity by Lexis Securities Mosaic, 2016
  • How to Overcome International Joint Venture Risk, CFO Magazine, 2016
  • Quoted in the CNBC article: Unusual First-Day Rallies in SPACs Raise Bubble Concern: 'Every Single One of them Has Gone up' Media Commentary, 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Peer-to-Peer Lending, New York State Bar Association Business Law Section – Securities Regulation Committee, May 21, 2014

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Corporation Law Committee, New York City Bar Association (2016 - 2019)
  • Board Member, Law 360 Private Equity Editorial Advisory Board (2018)


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to watch 2021 through 2023 (Corporate Law)
  • Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star List (2017 through 2019)



State of New York, USA, 2009


LL.M, Taxation Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2010

LL.M, Corporate Law, New York University School of Law, 2006

LL.B, Symbiosis Law School, 2002


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.