Stephen Mavroghenis is head of Shearman & Sterling’s Brussels office and head of the Global Antitrust Group. His practice focuses on competition law and policy.
Stephen has extensive experience in the aviation, chemicals, energy, high-tech and information technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries. He regularly appears in proceedings before the European Commission and the European Courts in Luxembourg. He also appears before the national competition authorities of several member states. Stephen regularly advises multinational corporations on international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate takeovers and defends clients against allegations of cartel participation and abuses of dominance, including issues relating to refusals to deal/license, intellectual property rights, rebates, predatory and excessive pricing. Stephen also regularly counsels clients on a broad variety of business practices including licensing and supply agreements, distribution, agency and the establishment and maintenance of compliance programs.
Stephen has published widely on competition issues and is a contributor to multiple legal publications, and is a frequent speaker on competition law and policy.
Stephen is consistently ranked among leading antitrust specialists in peer review rankings and is named as a leading competition lawyer by Global Competition Review, Chambers, Legal 500, and the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers. Stephen was also named in 2012 as one of the Global Competition Review’s “40 under 40” of the world’s brightest young antitrust lawyers and has been recognized by Chambers Global as ‘one of the best lawyers of the younger generation’.