Shearman & Sterling grows São Paulo team with counsel hire

Shearman & Sterling has welcomed back former lawyer Jonathan Kellner as counsel in its São Paulo office.


Kellner, a capital markets and M&A expert, returns to Shearman & Sterling after five years working at other international firms in São Paulo.

Antonia Stolper, head of the firm’s Latin America practice, said: “It is great to welcome Jon back to the firm, Jon grew up at Shearman & Sterling and was a key member of our Brazil and Latin America team. He has become one of the ‘go-to’ US lawyers in São Paulo, and we’re excited about being reunited with him. He is an excellent lawyer and is very highly regarded by his clients.”

Kellner has a wide-ranging practice, working with Brazilian, Latin American and US companies and financial institutions on significant M&A and joint venture transactions, often with private equity sponsors, as well as on capital markets, bank finance and investment fund transactions.

Ben Cook