Ranked by leading legal industry publications such as Euromoney as a leading capital markets and international transactions lawyer, Steven Guynn regularly leads transactions in excess of $500 million for both domestic and international clients. Over the course of his career, he has represented corporations, financial advisors, and private equity firms in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Accordingly, Steven Guynn has facilitated more than $150 billion in transactions since he began practicing law in 1980 and has become a senior advisor to corporate executives and boards of directors. Focusing on public and private mergers and acquisitions, sovereign wealth fund investments, private equity investments, restructurings, and debt and equity capital markets transactions, he has advised clients in an array of industries.
Steven Guynn has represented financial institutions, energy firms, and multinational corporations. In recent years, he provided oversight on Kuwait Investment Authority's $3 billion investment in Citigroup's preferred stock and facilitated the firm's $4 billion co-investment in the Dow Chemical Company. Furthermore, Mr. Guynn advised Oil Insurance Limited Group of Companies, which covers more than $2 trillion in insured assets, as well as Avalon Re, Ltd. and OIL Casualty Insurance, Ltd, an insurance company mutually owned by the world's premier oil and energy companies.
Within the energy sector, Steven Guynn also represented Total S.A. of France in two major mergers, including its $11 billion merger with PetroFina and its $50 billion merger with Elf Aquitaine. Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, these mergers ultimately led to the creation of the fourth largest oil group in the world. Mr. Guynn has also negotiated numerous transactions for Lazard Capital Markets and Lazard Frères & Co., coordinated an international joint venture for Bed Bath & Beyond, and led a merger between Crédit Agricole S.A. and Crédit Lyonnais S.A. in France.
Steven Guynn also served as a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's New York office and as a partner in the London and New York offices of Jones Day. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia and completed his undergraduate educ
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