Event: Asia Summer Networking

Date: 07/27/2010

July 27, 2010: Asia Summer Networking at Shearman & Sterling 

On July 27, 2010, CBLA, in conjunction with Shearman & Sterling, hosted an event at Shear-man’s New York headquarters. Guests included attorneys from various firms, law students in the city for the summer, and non-lawyers from various companies and financial institutions. Several Shearman partners spoke to the atten-dees and overviewed the diverse practices and international opportunities at a major firm like Shearman. Capital markets partner and former hiring partner Antonia Stolper spoke about how she, as a Spanish- and French-speaking American lawyer, ended up as a young partner based in Hong Kong and responsible for struc-turing deals throughout Asia. Project finance partner Greg Tan spoke about the nature of international law practice, and how a lawyer who speaks Chinese and started his career in Hong Kong ended up with a New York-based practice in project finance that is generally focused on the Americas. Finally, M&A partner Stephen Besen spoke about his experience working on deals throughout Asia, particularly about his experience working for Indian clients.

After these remarks, the rest of the evening was devoted to networking. These partners, and other lawyers from Shearman, mingled with guests, and shared experiences and ideas. CBLA officer Alex Heckscher led the organization of this networking event.