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The firm: Shearman & Sterling was formed in 1873 by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling. The firm’s first office opened on Wall Street in 1873 and 90 years later, the first office outside New York opened in Paris. There are now 20 offices worldwide.
Shearman & Sterling is one of the longest-serving international law firms in London. Since opening a London office in 1972, the firm’s lawyers have been involved in many groundbreaking transactions and matters in all major regions of the world. Shearman & Sterling’s lawyers in London have the ability to offer integrated English and US legal advice across a broad range of practices. This has made it one of the most successful US firms in the UK market.
Clients benefit from the ability of Shearman & Sterling’s lawyers in London to work closely with the firm’s offices in the Americas, continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia to advise on complex corporate transactions and matters.
Areas of practice: Shearman & Sterling wins antitrust cases and successfully defends multinational companies’ transactions before the US and European antitrust authorities, as well as co-ordinating the multi-jurisdictional antitrust defence of transactions. The firm delivers practical and effective solutions to the most challenging antitrust issues and is committed to achieving success for clients. Its global antitrust practice and practitioners are consistently recognised as among the leaders in the field. Shearman & Sterling’s antitrust practice offers clients unrivalled access to:
Top-quality advocacy: the firm has the experience and capability to provide powerful and persuasive oral and written advocacy, tailored to maximising the persuasiveness and effectiveness of a client’s position before the antitrust agencies or relevant courts.
Deep experience with antitrust authorities: the partners, including several former antitrust authority officials, have the network, intimate knowledge and experience to facilitate dealings with all the key antitrust authorities.
M&A expertise: clients entrust the firm with their most important mergers and acquisitions, often raising the most complex antitrust issues, to assure maximum chances of swift approval.
Behavioural expertise: the firm has experienced advisors with a strong track record of success in investigations relating to dominant firm conduct, cartels and horizontal co-operation agreements.
Litigation expertise: the firm has litigators with a strong track record of success in antitrust class action lawsuits, including jury trial expertise.
Breadth: the team consists of over 80 lawyers, including 17 partners, representing more than 11 nationalities. The firm advises on all aspects of US and EU antitrust law and practice, in a wide range of sectors, and in many languages. The Hong Kong and Tokyo teams allow for straight forward coverage of two of Asia’s most important jurisdictions.
Transatlantic and international coverage: Shearman & Sterling is one of the few law firms with a significant antitrust practice in both Europe and the US, enabling the firm to offer clients a comprehensive transatlantic service.
|Merger control||Elvira Aliende Rodriguez|
|Merger control||Geert Goeteyn|
|Merger control||Matthew Readings|
|Merger control||James Webber|
|Abuse of dominance||Geert Goeteyn|
|Abuse of dominance||Matthew Readings|
|Cartels||Elvira Aliende Rodriguez|
|IP/antitrust interface||Geert Goeteyn|
|IP/antitrust interface||Paolisa Nebbia|
|Market investigations||Matthew Readings|
|Market investigations||James Webber|
|Market investigations||Paolisa Nebbia|
|State aid and privatisations||James Webber|
|Healthcare and pharmaceuticals||Elvira Aliende Rodriguez|
|Competition litigation||Geert Goeteyn|
|Competition litigation||James Webber|
|Aviation and transport||Geert Goeteyn|
|Aviation and transport||Elvira Aliende Rodriguez|
|Industrials and chemicals||Elvira Aliende Rodriguez|
|Industrials and chemicals||Matthew Readings|
|Industrials and chemicals||Geert Goeteyn|
|Industrials and chemicals||James Webber|
|Financial institutions||Matthew Readings|
|Financial institutions||Elvira Aliende Rodriguez|
|Mining and metals||Matthew Readings|
|Mining and metals||James Webber|
|Private capital||Matthew Readings|
|Private capital||George Milton|
|Technology, media and telecom||Geert Goeteyn|
|Technology, media and telecom||Paolisa Nebbia|