Global 20: Shearman & Sterling

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT) -- Years of legwork preceded Shearman & Sterling LLP’s sprawling global expansion, a strategy most emblematic in the decades the firm spent working with Brazilian companies before opening in Sao Paolo and eventually representing underwriters in the historic $1.95 billion initial public offering by Brazilian investment bank Banco BTG Pactual in 2012, keeping the firm on Law360's Global 20 list since 2011.

BTG’s offering of equity securities made it the first Brazilian standalone investment bank to have a successful IPO, a milestone for the bank as well...
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