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Highly regarded

Bar admissions:

England & Wales


United Kingdom

Practice areas:

Financial restructuring

Industry sectors:


Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2016

"Anthony Ward is the best individual lawyer I have worked with. He excels at his area, but also has an immense wealth of experience and can act as an overall transaction advisor.

His experience combined with his command of the details allows him to guide clients and navigate through problems very efficiently, and through “unprecedented problems” with immense peace of mind.

He has the thought leadership required to unblock complex situations. He provides truly value added advice. When faced with a difficult issue he provides a clear analysis and to-the-point advice. This sets him apart from many other lawyers who will refer to legislation, point out options and offer no clear conclusion or advice.

He is incredibly responsive. If he does not answer the phone straight away you can expect to get a call back within the hour, anytime, anywhere."

Anthony Ward is a member of the Finance Group at Shearman & Sterling and is based in London and Frankfurt. He specializes in all aspects of finance and, in particular, leveraged finance and restructuring work. He is listed in Tier 1 in Chambers as a leading finance lawyer and is also listed in The Chambers 100 for 2013 as one of the 100 best business lawyers in the UK. He is listed in Legal 500, the International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers and Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Lawyers. He was head of the European Finance Group from 2002-2008, a member of the firm’s Policy Committee from 2006-2010, head of the London office from 2008-2011 and is currently a member of the firm’s Executive Group.

• Finance

• Private Equity & Hedge Funds

• Financial Restructuring & Insolvency

• Leveraged Finance

• Financial Institutions

University of London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, B.A. in Russian language and literature, 1983