Various partners and associates of the Antitrust and Litigation teams have been nominated for the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards 2018.
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Shearman & Sterling advised the previous shareholders of MeinAuto GmbH, including Holtzbrinck Ventures GmbH, Global Founders Capital GmbH & Co., Beteiligungs KG Nr. 1, Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures GmbH and Herrn Nicolas Leutwiler, on the sale of their shares to the U.K. investment firm HgCapital.
Shearman & Sterling advised Credit Suisse as sole global coordinator on Pro-Gest S.p.A.’s €250 million inaugural high yield bond offering. Pro-Gest expects to use the proceeds of the offering to repay certain outstanding indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, including the prefunding of capital expenditures.
Counsel Paolisa Nebbia (Rome/Brussels-Antitrust) will lead the debate in a conference organized by Shearman & Sterling in Milan on “Big Data, Algorithms and Competition - Antitrust Authority Facing the Intangible Challenges.”
Counsel Paolisa Nebbia (Rome-Antitrust) will speak about “Licensing of Audiovisual Content in the Digital Single Market” at the DENAE conference titled “Mercado Único Digital” in Madrid on December 14, 2017.
Partner James Webber (London-Antitrust) will participate in the panel “From Now Until 2019: Advice for the Short Term” at the GCR Live London conference on November 30, 2017. The panel will discuss what advice should be given to clients regarding antitrust issues with Brexit on its way.
Counsel Mathias Stöcker (Frankfurt-Antitrust) wrote an article titled “European Court of Justice Allows Prohibition of Dealer Sales on Online Marketplaces Like Amazon” which was published by the Handelsblatt Rechtsboard on December 18.
On December 6, 2017, the European Court of Justice (“the Court”) handed down its preliminary ruling in the Coty case confirming that a manufacturer operating a selective distribution system of luxury goods is allowed to prohibit online sales via third-party platforms such as Amazon under certain conditions. The judgment was delivered in the context of a dispute between Coty Germany GmbH, a supplier of luxury cosmetics established in Germany, and Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, an authorized distributor of those goods, concerning the prohibition, under a selective distribution contract between Coty Germany and its authorized distributors, of the use by the latter, in a discernible manner, of third-party undertakings for internet sales of the contract goods. Coty brought an action before the German courts, which on appeal referred the question to the Court.
Associate Gabriella Griggs(London-Antitrust) has co-authored an article titled “Case AT.40023 Cross-Border Access to Pay-TV: Paramount's Commitments—The Bigger Picture” that was published in the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (Jeclap) (November 2017).