Shearman & Sterling LLP

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599 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10022-6069, United States
Phone: 212 848 4000
Fax: 212 848 7179
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
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  • Appellate Practice
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Other U.S. Locations
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  • New York
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Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Oil & Gas Sector in Mexico: Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos Announces Petróleos Mexicanos Invitation to Bid for Ayín-Batsil Farmout

On September 18, 2017, the Mexican government, through the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (National Hydrocarbons Commission or “CNH”), commenced an international tender process to grant the right to enter into a license…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Government Contracting

Delaware Court Of Chancery Orders Specific Performance, Finding Plaintiff Did Not Breach Its Contractual Obligation To "Reasonably Cooperate"

On September 11, 2017, Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery ordered defendant, Comdata, Inc. (“Comdata”), to specifically perform under, and pay damages for its termination of, its merchant agreement…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

California District Court Denies Dismissal Of Securities Fraud Class Action, Finding Public Information Is Not Immaterial As A Matter Of Law

On September 6, 2017, Judge Andrew J. Guilford of the Central District of California denied motions to dismiss a putative securities class action asserting claims under Section 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

SEC Files Administrative Proceeding Against An Investment Services Firm For Improperly Recommending Higher-Fee Mutual Funds To Investment Clients

On September 14, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed an administrative proceeding against SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. (“STIS”), the investment services subsidiary of SunTrust Banks. STIS consented…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

California District Court Dismisses Securities Fraud Class Action, Finding News Reports Insufficient To Support A Claim Absent "Corroborating Details"

On September 6, 2017, Judge Fernando M. Olguin of the Central District of California granted in part and denied in part a motion by defendants to dismiss a putative securities fraud class action against Goldcorp, Inc., a gold…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Securities Law

MiFID II for Non-EU Investment Banks and Brokers

The revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments package—known as MiFID II—takes effect on January 3, 2018. Some aspects of this legislation are extra-territorial. New rules on inducements, the unbundling of research, legal…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

In A Post-Trial Opinion, Delaware Court Of Chancery Dismisses Breach Of Contract And Fiduciary Duty Claims For Lack Of Personal Jurisdiction

On September 1, 2017, Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves of the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed claims for breaches of contract and fiduciary duty brought by plaintiffs against a prospective business partner, finding…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Southern District Of New York Dismisses Exchange Act Claims Based On Exposure To Puerto Rican Bonds For Failure To Sufficiently Allege Misstatements Or Scienter

On September 5, 2017, Judge Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative class action against Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (“Ambac”), asserting claims under…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

EU Court Decides EU Merger Control Can Only Catch Joint Control Transactions If the Resulting Entity Is ‘Full-Function’

On September 7, 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that, where joint control is acquired over a new or existing undertaking (or parts of an undertaking), that transaction can only fall within the scope of the EU…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Chile’s New Electricity Highway [Video]

Partners Cynthia Urda Kassis and Alexandro Padrés (both New York-Project Development & Finance) discuss how the Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte S.A. (TEN) financing project transformed Chile’s transmission development, aligning…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting

Connecting the Dots: Key Developments and Best Practices for Evaluating Privacy and Security Risks in IoT Investments

The market for internet-connected devices (often referred to as the Internet of Things, or IoT) is growing rapidly. Investment in this burgeoning space can be attractive, and according to research firm IDC, the worldwide…more
 /  Business Organizations, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Southern District Of New York Dismisses Securities Fraud Suit Against La Quinta Holdings, Inc., Finding No Adequately Alleged Misrepresentation Or Omission Where Sufficient Information Was Disclosed Or Publicly Available

On August 24, 2017, Judge Alison J. Nathan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed with prejudice a putative securities class action against hotel chain La Quinta Holdings, Inc. (“La…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Securities Law

Delaware Court Of Chancery Dismisses Post-Closing Stockholder Suit Asserting Fiduciary Duty Breach Claims And Also Seeking Quasi-Appraisal Remedy

On August 28, 2017, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed a putative stockholder class action against the directors of Kreisler Manufacturing Corporation (“Kreisler”), rejecting…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Western District Of Texas Dismisses Securities Fraud Suit Against Whole Foods, Finding Alleged Knowledge Of In-House Counsel Could Not Be Imputed To Individual Defendants

On August 25, 2017, Judge Lee Yeakel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed with prejudice a putative securities class action against Whole Foods Market, Inc. and certain of its officers…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

UK Corporate Governance Reform – the Government’s Final Proposals

On 29 August 2017, the UK Government published its response to the green paper on corporate governance reform that it issued at the end of November 2016. It intends to implement its reform proposals — so that they apply to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law
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