Shearman & Sterling antitrust counsel Collette Rawnsley was named in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) 2016 Women in Antitrust list.
In its fifth edition, the leading antitrust publication profiles 100 successful women in the field of competition law - private practitioners, enforcers, in-house counsel, economists and academics. It highlights many of those who have been at the forefront of competition law and made groundbreaking contributions.
Collette, who splits her time between the firm's Brussels and London offices, advises clients on a wide array of contentious and non-contentious EU and UK competition law issues. Her work focuses primarily on abuse of dominance cases, cartels and competition litigation, with some merger control. She also advises on dawn raid procedures and conducts internal antitrust audits and self-assessments. Her experience covers a wide range of sectors, including aviation, biotechnology, consumer goods, chemicals, financial services, hi-tech, oil & gas, pharmaceutical and telecommunications.
Collette works for a number of high-profile clients and has been involved in some of the leading competition cases at the intersection of intellectual property rights and competition law. This includes representing Qualcomm, one of the world’s leading developers of wireless communication technology, in investigations by the European Commission and in proceedings before the High Court of England & Wales. She has also represented Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung and, since 2008, has acted as external EU competition counsel to the Motion Picture Association. Collette acts for Cargolux Airlines in connection with the European Commission’s Airfreight investigation; in December 2015, the EU General the EU General Court annulled the Commission’s decision in its entirety, including the €79.9 million fine previously levied on Cargolux. Collette is also involved in the associated damages action before the High Court.
Collette is a former Senior Reféréndaire at the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), where she assisted in the management and resolution of cases.Shearman & Sterling’s elite antitrust practice handles some of the largest and most complex antitrust matters, including issues involving merger control, cartels, compliance, unilateral conduct, market investigations, State aid and antitrust litigation.