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Antitrust

Shearman & Sterling’s Antitrust Group wins antitrust cases. We deliver practical and effective solutions to the most challenging antitrust issues and are committed to achieving success for our clients.

Our global Antitrust practice was recognized by the leading competition publication, Global Competition Review, as one of only 25 ‘Global Elite’ practices in the 2017 edition of the GCR 100, the yearly assessment of the world’s top antitrust practices. Additionally, seven of our lawyers are recognized as antitrust law experts by Who’s Who Legal.

2017 Antitrust Annual Report

Shearman & Sterling’s Antitrust Group handles some of the largest antitrust matters, including issues involving merger control, cartels, compliance, unilateral conduct, market investigations, State aid and antitrust litigation. Our 2017 Antitrust Annual Report analyzes 23 key trends and developments in the world of antitrust/competition law that affect our clients. View the report.

Cutting-edge Experience
We have extensive and cutting-edge experience in dealing with all aspects of US and EU antitrust law, covering complex mergers and acquisitions in the US, EU and other jurisdictions, joint ventures and other cooperation and alliance arrangements, unilateral conduct, antitrust/IP interface, cartel investigations, private litigation, antitrust compliance and counseling, state aid, sector inquiries and legislative reviews, and EU member state infringement cases.

The firm’s broad experience and presence in key antitrust jurisdictions allow us to provide a coordinated strategy in multinational transactions and investigations.

Key Differentiators

Our clients benefit from:

  • Top quality advocacy. We provide powerful oral and written advocacy, tailored to maximize the persuasiveness and effectiveness of a client's position before the antitrust agencies or relevant courts.
  • Deep experience with antitrust authorities. Our partners, including several former antitrust authority officials, have the network, knowledge and experience to facilitate dealings with all the key antitrust authorities.
  • Breadth. Our team consists of more than 50 lawyers, including 18 partners, representing more than 12 nationalities. We advise on all aspects of US and EU antitrust law and practice, in a wide range of sectors and in many languages.
  • 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 us to offer our clients a comprehensive seamless transatlantic service.

Representative Clients

ABN Amro
Allianz
Alstom
Anglo American
ArcelorMittal
Ardagh
Areva
Barclays Bank
Barry Callebaut
BASF
Bunge
Capital One
Cargolux
Citigroup
Continental
Corning
Credit Suisse
CVS/Caremark
Daimler
Danone
Deere & Company
Dun & Bradstreet
EDF
E.ON
Fujifilm
Fujitsu
GDF Suez
Hilton Worldwide
HSBC
IntercontinentalExchange IATA
JetBlue
Legal Service of the European Commission
LG Electronics
Linde
McGraw Hill
Morgan Stanley
Motion Picture Association
NASDAQ OMX
Nokia
Qualcomm
RAG Stiftung
Samsung Electronics
Santander
SAS
Sigma-Aldrich
Singapore Airlines
Société Générale
Sony Corporation
Tata Steel Europe
Textron
Thomson Reuters
Viacom
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