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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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ViacomCBS Sells CNET Media Group

Shearman & Sterling is representing ViacomCBS in the sale of CNET Media Group to Red Ventures, a portfolio of more than 100 digital brands, for $500 million.

Aliende Rodriguez Authors Cartel Chapter in GCR EMEA Antitrust Review

Partner Elvira Aliende Rodriguez and associates Sujin Chan-Allen (both Brussels-Antitrust) and Ruba Noorali (London-Antitrust) have authored the chapter “European Union: Cartels and Leniencey” in the GCR EMEA Antitrust Review 2021 published by Global Competition Review on July 8, 2020. The team wishes to thank Caroline Préel for her contribution.

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Navigating Systemic Risk: Protecting Financial Institutions from Avoidable Losses

COVID-19 has acted as an accelerator, bringing into play scenarios which were previously only contingencies and making contingencies of (and requiring planning for) situations which were previously barely imaginable. The debt build-up from the corporate sector, in many cases kept going through governmental life-support, means that non-performing loans are likely to explode. Numerous companies are at levels of debt that mean they cannot realistically take on much more. Preferred equity investments are possible but provide less protection for the banks.

CMA Signals New Path for UK Clamp Down on Big Tech

On 1 July 2020, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published a statement outlining a series of regulatory initiatives aimed at Google and Facebook, focussed on digital advertising. This follows the release of the CMA’s report on digital advertising and online platforms the same day.