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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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 Matthew Readings
Cartels Elvira Aliende Rodriguez
Cartels Geert Goeteyn
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
Automotive 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
Energy 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
Number of lawyers : 850
at this office : 8
Other offices : Abu Dhabi
Other offices : Al-Khobar
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