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Georg Thoma was from 1991 to 2014 partner of Shearman & Sterling and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and is since January 2015 Shearman & Sterling Of Counsel. He practices primarily in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and privatization. He acts as counsel for German and international industrial corporations, banks and insurance companies, as well as investment banks in domestic, international and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and other transactions. Mr. Thoma published articles on legal topics in various publications. From the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, he received his Dr. h. c. in economics in 2005.

Mr. Thoma has been the managing partner of the German offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich since 1991 until 2011. From 1994 until 2011 Mr. Thoma has also served different types of executive positions in the global management of Shearman & Sterling.

Since 2015 Mr. Thoma is a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG and heads its Integrity Committee.

M&A Law Practice:

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Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organizations for more than 140 years. We are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to our clients.

We have also advised on some of the world’s most notable transactions and matters, representing: the Yukos shareholders in their $100 billion compensation claim against Russia; Cadbury in its $19.4 billion acquisition by Kraft; Panama Canal Authority in its $5.7 billion canal refinancing plan; IntercontinentalExchange in its acquisition of The Clearing Corporation and formation of a credit default swap clearinghouse; The Dow Chemical Company in its acquisition of Rohm & Haas and sale of Morton International and its calcium chloride and Styron businesses; Suncor Energy in its $15.8 billion merger with Petro-Canada; Brazilian conglomerate JBS in its acquisition of US poultry company Pilgrim’s Pride through a bankruptcy proceeding; Société Générale in combination of its asset management operations with Crédit Agricole’s; and Sterlite in its $500 Million Convertible Bond Offering in India.

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