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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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Altice USA’s Agreement to Sell Stake in LightPath

Shearman & Sterling acted as legal counsel to Altice USA in its agreement to sell 49.99 percent of its LightPath fiber enterprise business to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners for an implied enterprise value of $3.2 billion.

ALD Automotives Joint Venture with Ford

Shearman & Sterling advised ALD Automotive, one of the leading global provider of mobility solution, in connection with the creation of a joint venture with Ford dedicated to provide new integrated fleet leasing and management solutions across Europe under the name of Ford Fleet Management.

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Legal Spotlight on Competition Trends in the EU and Mexico

The global antitrust landscape is ever-changing, with differing implementation from one jurisdiction to another, including in the EU and Mexico. Shearman & Sterling partner Elvira Aliende Rodriguez (Brussels-Antitrust) and Gonzalez Calvillo partner Cristina Massa will lead an insightful discussion highlighting some of the most pressing issues corporations and antitrust practitioners are facing in these jurisdictions.

Global Spotlight Series. Navigating the ‘New Normal’ from a Legal Perspective

With partners collaborating across different regions, this webinar series provides a snapshot of the latest legal perspectives. The series will explore how specific regions and sectors are impacted by the rapid legal and commercial changes, as well as the potential consequences faced by companies and financial institutions globally.

Shearman & Sterling Legal Risk Webinar Series

Shearman & Sterling is hosting a series of webinars focusing on legal risk, which will explore the opportunities and challenges it represents. For many businesses, including those in highly regulated industries, it is important to identify potential areas of legal risk and understand how to navigate these successfully.

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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.