New York’s Shearman & Sterling acted as U.S. counsel to SmithKline Beecham P.L.C., and that city’s Sullivan & Cromwell was U.S. counsel to Glaxo Wellcome P.L.C., for their proposed $76 billion merger. Two London firms acted as primary outside counsel for the London-based drug makers: Slaughter & May for Glaxo Wellcome and Linklaters for SmithKline.

The Shearman attorneys are partners Stephen R. Volk, Creighton Condon, Linda E. Rappaport, Doreen Lilienfeld, Laurence M. Bambino in New York and, in Washington, D.C., Steven C. Sunshine; and associates Mark Roppel, Michael F. DeFranco, Jess Biggio and, in London, Michael B. Shulman.

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