Cartel Digest


Welcome to Shearman & Sterling's Cartel Digest. Shearman & Sterling LLP maintains this resource as a repository of key data on global cartels with significant enforcement activity in the past 30 years.


Criminal Antitrust Filings

Cartel Publications

Recognized as one of Global Competition Review’s Global Elite, Shearman & Sterling is one of the top competition practices worldwide.

GCR 100, 2018, 2017, 2016

Shearman & Sterling “also boasts an impressive cartel practice

GCR 100, 2017

Strong team noted for its broad antitrust practice spanning M&A, cartel investigations and antitrust litigation.”

Chambers USA - DC, 2018

“Shearman & Sterling LLP has strong capabilities in federal grand jury and European investigations, and has expertise in the full range of the most serious anti-competitive practices, including price-fixing, bid-rigging and group boycotts.”

Legal 500 US – Cartels, 2017

The ‘outstanding’ team at Shearman & Sterling LLP handles a range of work, including merger control, CMA investigations and EC cartel investigations.”

Legal 500 UK – London, 2016

"Interviewees highlight the firm's sector-specific expertise and one client observes: ‘I appreciate the combination of theoretical knowledge and a practical approach,’ valuing that ‘they are not afraid to give clear advice.’”

Chambers Europe – Europe-wide, 2017

“The team's responsiveness is highly praised by clients: ‘They work very hard and I get very fast, high-quality turnaround on the work they do.’”

Chambers USA – New York, 2018

Another client feels that the team ‘provides top-notch technical expertise and is sensitive to internal client needs and timing.’”

Chambers Europe – Brussels, 2018

Shearman & Sterling LLP is well versed in complex behavioural and transactional matters

Legal 500 EMEA – Brussels, 2018

“‘The team is absolutely top-notch. They are among the best lawyers we have worked with anywhere in the world and their ability to deal with complicated issues is excellent.’”

Chambers Europe, 2016

Shearman & Sterling “has a first-rate reputation in complex behavioural and transactional matters, with a focus on abuses of dominance, phase II merger cases, and cartel investigations.”

Legal 500 EMEA, 2016

“‘world-class competition practice’”

Who’s Who, Competition 2016: Analysis

“‘The Shearman & Sterling team is very skilled in taking extremely complicated information and economic data and boiling it down into short, comprehensible and persuasive arguments.’”

Chambers Europe, 2015

Shearman & Sterling “(a)cts on behalf of clients in cartel cases before American and European agencies. Regularly appears in high-stakes antitrust litigation for a range of major clients.”

Chambers USA, 2016

Recognized as one of Global Competition Review’s Global Elite, Shearman & Sterling is one of the top competition practices worldwide.

GCR 100, 2016

“Shearman & Sterling handles high-profile conspiracy cases, monopolization cases, cartel investigations, predatory pricing cases, exclusive dealing cases, and bundling and tying cases.”

Legal 500 US, 2015

“The practice spans six jurisdictions and as such Shearman & Sterling is well-placed to provide a coordinated approach to multi-jurisdictional transactions and investigations.”

GCR 100, 2016

“‘They're excellent. Their understanding of the law is top-notch and they have real practical experience.’”

Chambers USA, 2016