Shearman And Sterling

News Sep 14, 2020

Shearman & Sterling Appoints Senior Advisor Simon Marchant

Global Law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the appointment of Simon Marchant as a Senior Advisor. 

Based in London, Simon will advise globally on firm and client strategy, lateral recruitment as well as team and profile building. He brings decades of executive management and board level experience within the legal industry in addition to advisory practice knowledge and management consulting expertise.  

"Simon's reputation and experience as strategic advisor will be invaluable to us" said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling.  "His unique perspective, energy and passion will aid us in the continued execution of our long-term strategy, which includes growing revenues and maintaining our position as a global elite firm."

Ward McKimm, European Regional Managing Partner, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Simon to the firm. He brings unparalleled experience spanning leadership, advisory practice and management consultancy that will be a real asset to the firm. His dynamic approach will be crucial as we continue to pursue our strategic growth ambitions in Europe and beyond."

Simon Marchant added: "It is a privilege to be joining the talented team at Shearman & Sterling. I am eager to work with my new colleagues to help the firm achieve its aspirations whilst continuing to deliver enduring results for its clients." 

Simon's hire follows a spate of recent lateral partner hires at Shearman & Sterling in London including Gary Hamp, in leveraged finance, Alex Wood, in insolvency and restructuring, and Garreth Wong, in international arbitration.  

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Simon was a consultant providing management and strategic advice to law firms and other professional services firms. Previously he held several leadership roles at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer including Managing Partner, Corporate, London, having been at the firm for nearly 30 years.

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