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George Milton


George Milton is a counsel in the London office of Shearman & Sterling, having trained at the firm and qualified into its antitrust practice in 2006. He advises a wide range of corporate and financial institution clients on EU/UK merger control matters, joint ventures, behavioural competition issues, distribution systems, multi-jurisdictional merger clearance processes and competition compliance counselling. He has also spent time on secondment to a key client.

Selected Experience

  • Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) in connection with the CMA's review of its Trayport acquisition; its acquisition of NYSE Euronext (cleared unconditionally by the European Commission in Phase I) and a majority stake in the spot natural gas and derivatives business of APX-ENDEX (cleared unconditionally after a contentious Phase I CMA investigation)
  • Barry Callebaut in connection with its acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division of Petra Foods Limited
  • Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp on its 50:50 joint venture with BSkyB to set up and operate a 24-hour Arabic language news and current affairs channel under the Sky News brand across the MENA region
  • Nokia in connection with its acquisition of NAVTEQ, cleared unconditionally by the European Commission after a Phase II investigation

Selected Publications

  • "Notable Developments Since the UK's Financial Conduct Authority was Granted Concurrent Competition Powers", IBC Legal CompLaw blog, 10 November 2015
  • "EU E-commerce Probe to Target Online Restrictions for Physical Goods – Not Just Digital Content", Shearman & Sterling client publication, 1 June 2015
  • "Restructuring firms in the context of crisis: what role for merger policy? (A UK perspective)", Concurrences Journal, N° 2-2014 (co-authored)
  • "China Conditionally Approves Thermo Fisher/Life Technologies Merger: MOFCOM Continues to March to Its Own Drumbeat,” Shearman & Sterling client publication, 3 March 2014
  • "German court joins increased trend to police internet sales", Shearman & Sterling client publication, 13 October 2014

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Competition: Strategies for dealing with regulators", IFLR European In-house Counsel Summit, London, 22 January 2015


  • King's College London, University of London, PgD in EC Competition Law, 2008, Commendation
  • The College of Law, LPC, 2004, Distinction
  • The College of Law, PgDL, 2003, Commendation
  • Daiichi Keizai University, Suzuki Scholarship, Japan, 2001
  • St Anne's College, University of Oxford, B.A. (Joint Hons), 2000, First Class


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