Robert Ellison

Managing Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison

Managing Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Biography

Shearman & Sterling LLP
Lawyers
Robert Ellison
Partner
Education
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M., 1992
Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, Maîtrise de Droit privé, 1990
King’s College London, University of London, LL.B., 1988
Practice
Robert Ellison is Managing Partner of Shearman & Sterling’s São Paulo office and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. He specializes in debt and equity offerings for non-US issuers and represents clients in cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. In addition to practicing in New York, Mr. Ellison was Managing Partner of Shearman & Sterling’s Rome office for six years, and practiced in the firm’s Paris office for seven years. He was listed as “first class” in Who’s Who Legal – Brazil 2010, is ranked as a “leading lawyer” by both Chambers Guide to the Global Legal Profession and IFLR 1000 Americas – 2012 Edition, and was named as a “Latin America Legal Star” in 2012 by Latin Business Chronicle.
Experience

Equity transactions: Tecnisa, Petrobras $70 billion rights offering, Brasil Insurance IPO, Renova Energia IPO, Even Construtora, Julio Simões IPO, Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional/Cimpor offer, Aliansce IPO, Banco Santander Brasil IPO, Natura Cosméticos, CCR, Fleury IPO, Multiplan, Marfrig, HRT Petroleum, Itaú/Unibanco merger, Visanet (Cielo) IPO, MolMed IPO, Capitalia/UniCredito merger, Landi Renzo IPO, Polynt IPO, BioXell IPO, Lottomatica rights offering, Toro Assicurazioni IPO, PagesJaunes IPO, Fi System IPO, France Telecom/Wanadoo IPO, Liberty Surf IPO, Pechiney/American National Can spin-off, Valéo IPO, Alstom IPO, Qwest Communications IPO, Vendex IPO
Debt transactions: CSN Notes, Hypermarcas high yield, BBVA Paraguay high yield, Banco do Nordeste do Brasil bonds, Marfrig high yield, Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, Santander Brasil MTN, BNDES dollar- and eur0-denominated bonds, Lottomatica senior facility, Lottomatica hybrid debt, Prada refinancing, IT Holding high yield, Capitalia/Assicurazioni Generali exchangeable, Finmeccanica/STMicroelectronics exchangeable, Teksid Aluminum high yield, Pechiney Océane convertible, France Telecom/STMicroelectronics exchangeable, Deutsche Bank/Prada exchangeable, Koninklijke KPN bond, Teligent high yield, Qwest Communications high yield
Privatizations: Enel, Koninklijke KPN, Thomson multimedia, Aérospatiale Matra, ENI, Assurances Générales de France


Bar Admissions/Qualifications
New York
Avocat, Paris
Solicitor (England & Wales)

Languages
English
French
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Practice Areas

Capital Markets
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Latin America & Caribbean
Africa
Investment Funds
Private Equity & Hedge Funds

Publications

SEC Compliance Manuals for NYSE and NASDAQ Listed Non-US Companies
JOBS Act: SEC Proposes Rules Allowing General Solicitation and Advertising in Private Placements Under Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A

News

Ellison Offers Perspectives on Brazil Financial Sector, Deal Environment for The Deal
Ellison Featured in Financial Times/Citi Ingenuity Awards 2012 in São Paulo

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Number of Awards

3

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Robert Ellison
Managing Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Education
LL.M.
Class of 1992

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

Maîtrise de Droit Privé
Class of 1990

Heir to both the Sorbonne and the Faculty of Law of the Pantheon, Paris 1 is one of the leading universities in the field of humanities and social sciences, as in the law and economics. Since its incorporation in 1971, Paris 1 has consistently expressed its commitment to a university model that combines open and pursuit of excellence, with responsibility to host the student audience the most numerous and diverse among French universities, but also to position such as one of the top research institutions in its field, as evidenced different indicators. Paris 1 was constantly present in the development of new industries. It was one of the first to adopt a mission in charge of overall relations with companies. The Paris-specific strategic directions are intended to strengthen the role of major player in Paris 1 in research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences. For this Paris 1, founding member of PresHésam, intends to structure and boost its research, enhance the attractiveness of its degrees and success of its students and its position as an international player. Paris 1 registered its commitment to the inclusion in the context of an overall device made towards "Joint Enterprise and Workforce Development." This device allows a decisive improvement of the monitoring of the insertion, to promote access of students and graduates to offering internships and jobs.

LL.B.
Class of 1988

King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs.

Career History
Managing Partner
Current

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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PagSeguro Digital Ltd. issued USD Common Shares

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Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. purchases Banco BBM SA

Awards & Honors
2012
IFLR - 1000 Americas
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Paris Bar
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