Privacy Policy

Shearman & Sterling LLP is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which we may process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, in connection with your visit to this site. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. Any updates to this policy will appear on this page which you should check from time to time.

Information We May Collect From You
We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on this website. This may include information provided in relation to careers enquiries, requests for publications and various events that we may hold.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.

IP Addresses and Cookies
We may also obtain information about your usage of this website by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They do not cause damage to or otherwise corrupt or harm your computer or the files you keep on it. They enable us to store information about your preferences; we use them in order to enable our website to recognise your preferred language, as selected during a prior visit to the site.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies to your computer when you log on to our site.

In addition, our server records the IP address of each visitor to our site. This is a number, similar to a telephone number, which does not reveal the identity of the individual whose computer it is but is merely an identifier of the computer itself. This can be used solely to record the date, time and length of each visit from that computer. We may use this information to evaluate and improve our site.

Use of Your Personal Data
We will only use the information gathered from you for the purposes stated on this website. This may include contacting you about other events, publications or services provided by us. We will not pass on such information to any third parties unless this is required by any applicable law or regulation, but we may on occasion share the information with other Shearman & Sterling offices.

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, stored at and processed by us in a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including countries whose laws concerning data privacy may not be comparable to those in your jurisdiction. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data are treated securely and in accordance with our normal procedures, this privacy policy and all applicable laws.

Your Rights
You have the right to request a copy of all personal data which we hold in relation to you, and to have it corrected or removed from our files. All such requests, or any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to