Global 20: Shearman & Sterling

Law360, Los Angeles (July 25, 2013, 10:52 PM ET) -- Shearman & Sterling LLP was one of the first major U.S. firms to develop a global presence and has earned praise for handling a slew of high-profile international matters in a six-week span from December to January, but it has a simple recipe for expansion: Grow gradually and prudently.

For instance, the 140-year-old firm has learned that cultivating a strong presence in a new country doesn't necessarily require opening an office there. Instead, Shearman can leverage its increasingly integrated 18 offices to conduct complex cross-border transactions...
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