Shearman & Sterling's success is built on our clients' success. We have distinguished history of supporting our clients wherever they do business, from major financial centres to growing markets. We have over 850 lawyers globally speaking more than 60 languages.
Our global Finance practice helps companies and lenders successfully navigate all aspects of the financing process and obtain the best outcomes. We routinely handle cross-border financings and provide comprehensive advice to clients who need both bank and bond financings by creating tailored solutions to address particular financing needs, whether asset-based, leveraged or investment-grade. We work closely with our capital markets lawyers, particularly those focused on the high yield market, and have a long tradition of using a variety of securitization structures.
Our broad range of clients includes investment banks, commercial banks, non-bank credit providers, private capital, mezzanine and second-lien providers, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors. Our experience advising on all sides of transactions allows us to leverage the insight that we've gained to help clients navigate the financing process. Not only do we provide our clients with excellent legal counsel, but also with the commercial ramifications of a particular transaction, due to our longstanding relationships with participants at all levels of the capital structure.
Our Finance practice includes experienced lawyers around the world who execute transactions under New York, English, French, German and Italian law, often involving multiple facilities, instruments, currencies and jurisdictions. Key focus areas include leveraged financing, asset-based lending, acquisition financings, complex debt restructurings and structured finance.