Shearman & Sterling elects London trio to partnership

US firm Shearman & Sterling has elected three lawyers to the partnership in its London office.

Capital markets counsel Rebecca Marques and Pawel Szaja, and finance associate Philip Stopford, have all been promoted to partner in the firm’s City base.

The trio are part of a 16-strong round to be appointed to Shearman’s partnership.

The new partners are spread across eight of the firm’s offices – Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington DC.

Shearman senior partner Creighton Condon said: “We are delighted to welcome this outstanding and diverse group to the partnership. Their promotion reflects the broad scope of our business and our continued investment in our global network to meet client demand. We are confident that their energy, focus and commitment will continue to provide the highest quality client service and help drive the future growth and development of the firm.”

Four associates and 12 counsel have been promoted in the round, with all appointments taking effect from 1 January 2018.

Last year the firm had a reduced round, making up six partners globally and none in London. However in 2015, the firm’s City base saw the most promotions out of any office with five lawyers made up.

Shearman and Sterling 2017 promotions

New York Mallory Brennan, litigation Paul Epstein, projects Richard Fischetti, M&A Jeff Hoschander, litigation Grissel Mercado, capital markets Daniel Reich, arbitration Heiko Schiwek, M&A

Washington Nathan Tasso, tax

Singapore Anna Chung, projects

Abu Dhabi Dan Feldman, projects

London Rebecca Marques, capital markets Philip Stopford, finance Pawel Szajam, capital markets

Tokyo Toshiro Mochizuki, capital markets

Toronto Sean Skiffington, M&A

Frankfurt Matthias Weissinger, finance