Shearman & Sterling, together with counsel representing other defendants in the ongoing U.K. air cargo follow-on litigation, received Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defense award from Global Competition Review (GCR) for its work on behalf of Cargolux Airlines. This award is an annual celebration of “creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of a defendant in a private action for cartel damages” over the past year. The 2018 GCR Awards ceremony was, held in Washington, DC on April 10.
The team was recognized for its representation of Cargolux Airlines in the U.K. air cargo damages proceedings, where in October 2017 half of the value of the claim against the defendant airlines was reduced.
“The claim reduction was a great win for our client, which is also appealing the European Commission’s readopted decision,” said Geert Goeteyn, Brussels Antitrust partner and lead competition partner on the case. He added that “this success was the result of the close collaboration with London litigation partner Susanna Charlwood and a fully integrated litigation and antitrust team.”
The team advising Cargolux in this matter is composed of litigation partners Susanna Charlwood and Jo Rickard, antitrust partners Geert Goeteyn and Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, associate Ruba Noorali and a number of trainees.
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