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Antitrust Resources

Drawing on our vast deal and case experience, Shearman & Sterling has developed this Resources page, which provides a wide array of substantive and practical information on our antitrust and competition practice. Please review some of the informative materials we regularly publish as a value-added service to our clients, as well as information on upcoming events and details of recent activities and newsworthy items.

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AmLaw  Honors Shearman & Sterling With M&A, A-List Awards

The American Lawyer selected CVS Health’s $70 billion acquisition of Aetna, in which Shearman & Sterling acted as legal advisor to CVS Health, as the M&A Deal of the Year. It also named the firm to its A-List, identifying the firm as one of the top-20 law firms in the United States.

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GCR Live 8th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum

Partner Jessica Delbaum (New York-Antitrust) will moderate the panel “Antitrust: “Oh No! We Got Nailed” – Compliance After the Worst Case Scenario” at the 8th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum organized by Global Competition Review (GCR) in Miami on February 1-2, 2019.

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The Seventh Circuit Shows Steely Resolve in Scrapping a Putative Class of Indirect Purchasers

Associate Mark Weiss (Antitrust-Washington, DC), writing for the American Bar Association’s Cartel & Joint Conduct Review Winter 2019 edition, analyzes the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision to affirm a lower court’s dismissal of a putative class action by indirect purchaser plaintiffs alleging that seven U.S. steel producers conspired to fix prices on the sale of steel products in the United States.

US NOPEC Developments: Update for National Oil Companies

On Thursday, 7th February, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Producing and Exporting Cartels Act 2019 (NOPEC), potentially setting up a vote by the full House. NOPEC was followed by similar bill, introduced in the Senate by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (who is a strong supporter of the U.S. ethanol and biofuel industries). This bill has picked up support from senators in both parties.

The Italian Unilever Judgment on Exclusive Dealing

Partner Geert Goeteyn (Brussels-Antitrust) has co-authored the article “The Italian Unilever Judgment on Exclusive Dealing: Helpful Clarification or Misguided Limitation of the Court of Justice’s Intel Ruling?”