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Event

GCR Live: Antitrust in the Digital Economy

May 17, 2022

Partner Ryan Shores will speak at GCR Live: Antitrust in the Digital Economy organized by Global Competition Review in San Francisco on May 17, 2022.

News

Global Blockchain Acquisition Corp.’s $172.5 Million IPO

May 12, 2022

Shearman & Sterling advised I-Bankers Securities as sole book-running manager on the initial public offering of Global Blockchain Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, of 17.25 million units at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, each unit consisting of one share, one redeemable warrant and one right.

Perspective

SEC’s Proposed Amendments to Definition of ‘Exchange’: A Potential Game-Changing Impact on Crypto Companies

May 12, 2022

Partners Donna Parisi and Jennifer Morton co-authored an article for Reuters on the SEC’s proposed amendments to expand the definition of ‘exchange’ under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, to include “communication protocol systems,” among other amendments, which could capture certain digital asset platforms, secondary trading platforms, and financial technology providers that do not function as exchanges, as currently defined, within the SEC’s jurisdiction.

Perspective

Navigating Legal and Compliance Challenges when Starting Out

May 12, 2022

Of Counsel Simon Dodds has written an article for Global Banking & Finance Review about the legal and compliance challenges for startups in the financial services sector.

Event

GAR Live: London 2022

May 12, 2022

Partner Matthew Skinner (London-International Arbitration) spoke at the GAR Live: London 2022 Conference on May 12, 2022.  Matthew shared his thoughts on the panel “Having your cake and eating it – a discussion on confidentiality.”

News

The Deal Names Clare O’Brien to its Top Women in Dealmaking 2022 List

May 11, 2022

Shearman & Sterling partner Clare O’Brien (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions) has been named to The Deal’s Top Women in Dealmaking 2022 List for her work in Mergers & Acquisitions. This marks the second consecutive year she has been honored with this distinction.

Perspective

SEC Extends Comment Period for Proposed Climate-Related Disclosures

May 11, 2022

The SEC announced on May 9, 2022 that it has extended the public comment period on its proposed rules for climate-related disclosures until June 17, 2022.

Event

Global Energy Summit: Accelerating Action on Energy Security and Energy Transition

May 11, 2022

Shearman & Sterling was delighted to partner with Global Success Partnership to present the Global Energy Summit: Accelerating Action on Energy Security and Energy Transition on May 11, 2022 in Morocco.

News

Shearman & Sterling Welcomes Lance Levine as a Real Estate Counsel

May 10, 2022

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the arrival of Lance Levine as a counsel in its Real Estate practice in New York.

Perspective

CMA Merger Control Jurisdiction to be Expanded Further

May 10, 2022

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is expected to be granted wider jurisdictional powers for merger control enforcement in legislative proposals mentioned in today’s Queen’s Speech. The powers derive from the outcome of a consultation on reforming competition and consumer policy initially announced by the U.K. Government in April 2022.