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Terms and Conditions of Use

1. General

Welcome to the Shearman Bowen & Co website (the “Website”). These terms and conditions (the “User Terms”) apply to your use of the Website. If you do not agree with these User Terms, do not use the Website. If you continue to use the Website you will be deemed to have accepted the User Terms. References to “us” or Shearman Bowen & Co shall be interpreted so as to include our successors, assigns, and licensees.

2. Questions and Suggestions

If you have any questions or suggestions relating to your use of the Website, or to the User Terms, please email Shearman Bowen & Co.

Telephone Shearman Bowen & Co on 0207025 4450

3.Website Content

3.1 The copyright in the contents of this Website is owned by or licensed to us, and all trade marks and other intellectual property rights in and relating to the Website are owned by us unless otherwise specified. The contents of this Website (including without limitation text, video, audio, audio-visual material and graphics) may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means without our prior written consent, except as stated below.

3.2 You may print or download the visible text of an individual page for private and personal non-commercial use only, but you may not make more than one copy of such text electronically or otherwise. You may not reproduce any other part of the Website, including but not limited to the structure, overall style and program code.

3.3 If you would like to apply for permission to distribute or reproduce any part of the contents of the Website other than as permitted in these User Terms please email Shearman Bowen & Co

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5. Data Protection and Privacy

5.1 Any personal data you provide to us will only be used and recorded in accordance with current data protection legislation applicable in the UK. We use your personal data to communicate with you, for record-keeping purposes, and to help us develop the Website. We may also use the data anonymously for market research purposes to track site usage and trends, and to improve the usefulness and content of the Website.

5.2 The Website may contain links to other sites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. This privacy policy applies solely to the Website and information collected by us on and through the Website. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of every other website that you visit.

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6.1 You may be offered opportunities on the Website to purchase services. In order to take part in these activities you may be required to accept further terms and conditions in relation to the provision by us or by third parties of such activities.

6.2 Your dealings with any third parties including but not limited to merchants through the Website and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations of such third parties, are solely between you and the relevant third party and we are not liable in any way for, and you agree to indemnify us in the manner referred to in these User Terms in relation to such dealings.

7. Exclusion of Our Liability/ Indemnity

7.1 We provide the Website on an “as is” basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Website or its contents. In addition, we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and materials published on the Website. Any liability, however it occurs, for any inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

7.2 The Website is controlled and operated from London and we make no representations that the materials on the Website are appropriate or available in other locations. You shall not use the Website in breach of any laws or regulations of any national, local, state or federal governments or agencies in any country or jurisdiction in which the content can be viewed or retrieved, or in breach of any international treaties or conventions or any community standards, and will not make any use of the Website such that the whole or part of the Website is interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way or for the transmission or posting of any computer viruses or any material which is defamatory, offensive or of an obscene or menacing character or in such a way as to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or which constitutes a violation or infringement of the rights of any person, firm or company.

7.3 We are not liable to you or any third party for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any use of the Website, including but not limited to direct loss, indirect or consequential loss, and loss of profit, howsoever caused (whether arising out of any negligence or breach of these Terms or otherwise), even if that loss or damage was foreseeable by us, or the possibility of it was brought to our attention (but not including death or personal injury resulting from our negligence).

7.4 The material on the Website does not constitute advice and you should not rely on any material on the Website to make (or refrain from making) any decision or in taking (or refraining from) any action. We accept no responsibility for the content of any advertising material, and individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of material which is submitted to us, including ensuring compliance with any applicable legislation.

7.5 We make no warranty that the Website (or any website which is linked to the Website) is free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer programs, and you should take your own precautions in this respect.

7.6 The Website may also contains links to other websites which are not under the control of and are not maintained by us. We are not responsible for such Websites and cannot vouch for the suitability or accuracy of the content of those websites. We provide these links for your convenience only but do not necessarily monitor or endorse the material on such other websites.

7.7 We do our best to provide uninterrupted access to the Website, but we do not guarantee it and accept no liability for any failure to do so.

7.8 You agree to indemnify us against all liabilities, claims and expenses that may arise from any breach of these Terms by you or your use of the Website. We reserve the right at our own expense to assume the exclusive defence of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and as such you agree to co-operate with our defence of such claim.

8. Variation

We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time, and to notify you by posting the Terms so changed on the Website. The Terms so revised will take effect one week after the date of such posting (or such later date as we indicate in such posting). If you do not wish to be governed by the revised Terms, you must cease to use the Website.

9. No Partnership

Nothing in these Terms shall be construed as constituting a legal partnership or joint venture between you and us.

10. Conflict

In the event of conflict or inconsistency between the English version of these Terms and any translation provided by us the English version shall prevail.


In the event that any term of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by judicial decree or decision, the remainder of these Terms shall remain valid and enforceable.

12. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Use of this Website and these Terms are subject to English Law which shall exclusively govern their interpretation, application and effect. The Courts of England shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising in relation to, out of or in connection with the subject matter of these Terms.