A&O bolsters NY M&A practice with veteran hire from Shearman

July 10, 2018 Allen & Overy (A&O) has recruited M&A veteran Stephen Besen from Shearman & Sterling in New York.

Besen has advised on mergers, joint ventures, private equity transactions and more for over 35 years. He also specializes in cross-border transactions throughout the world, including in the Middle East, Latin America, and the PRC.

A&O global head of corporate Richard Browne praised Besen’s “depth of experience” and noted what a valuable addition he will be to the firm. His hire comes quickly after the rehire of financial services regulation head Bob Penn from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

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