Shearman & Sterling continues expansion with Oil & Gas hire

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Shearman & Sterling has announced the arrival of Renad Younes, who joins the firm’s Abu Dhabi office as a partner. Younes’ practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions and project development in the oil & gas sector across each of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.

“Renad’s excellent experience in the energy sector, in particular her focus on oil & gas, will strengthen our robust offering to our clients in the Middle East and globally,” said Shearman & Sterling’s senior partner David Beveridge. “Renad’s arrival further supports our global growth strategy as we continue to invest in core business areas.”

Commenting on the appointment, Marwan Elaraby, EMEA regional managing partner said, “Renad’s arrival reaffirms our commitment to growth in the EMEA region and reflects our emphasis on attracting the best talent. Renad’s experience and insight into the oil & gas market complements our existing capabilities and will enable us to support clients seeking to take advantage of the significant opportunities offered in the region and beyond.”

Greg Tan, Global Project Development & Finance Practice Group Leader added, “Renad is a terrific addition to our existing global PDF group, she provides clients with the advice needed to capitalize on oil & gas opportunities up and down the value chain.”

Renad is the third the third energy and infrastructure partner to join the firm in the past two months, following the arrival of partners Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks to our London office. These latest hires bring the total of Shearman & Sterling new lateral partner appointments globally to 40 this year, including 16 internal partner promotions.

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