Analysis Corporate UK US & The Americas Shearman’s London office scales back its corporate ambitions By The Lawyer 22 September 2008 05:48 17 December 2015 16:10 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Matt Connacher 22 September 2008 at 15:56 Credit Crunch To paraphrase George Bush, “Reports of Shearman’s death are greatly exaggerated”. Reply Link Georges 22 September 2008 at 16:05 George Bush? George Bush? I think you mean Oscar Wilde. George Bush is the one who said that “the French don’t have a word for entrepreneur.” Reply Link Matt Connacher 23 September 2008 at 09:28 Wilde Georges, what are you going on about? Oscar Wilde wasn’t a lawyer! Reply Link Georges 23 September 2008 at 09:45 Yes he was. He was a partner at Oscar Wilde & Sapte. (Did you see what I did there?) Reply Link Matthew Connacher 23 September 2008 at 09:49 Sorry Georges, I stand corrected. Apologies for any confusion. Best, Matty C Reply Link Anonymous 24 April 2013 at 13:00 I think you mean Mark Twain. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.