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
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
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  • Litigation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
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  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
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800+ Attorneys

Intellectual Property Newsletter - June 2017

Shearman & Sterling’s IP litigation team has published its quarterly newsletter. The newsletter covers a wide range of current IP topics: the Supreme Court’s TC Heartland patent-venue decision, the constitutionality of inter…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

United States Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Specific Personal Jurisdiction in State Court

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court clarified the limits of specific personal jurisdiction in state courts, holding that a connection between a defendant’s contacts with the forum and the claims at issue remains…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Leveraged Lending: Summary of ECB Guidance compared to US Guidance

In May 2017, the European Central Bank published its final Guidance on Leveraged Transactions (the “ECB Guidance”). The ECB Guidance will come into effect six months after publication and will apply to all “significant credit…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Matal v. Tam: Trademark Disparagement Clause Held Unconstitutional

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held in an 8–0 decision that the disparagement clause in the Trademark statute—which prohibits the registration of trademarks that may “disparage . . . or bring . . . into contemp[t] or disrepute”…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

MiFID II for Non-EU Fund Managers

The revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments package—known as MiFID II—takes effect on January 3, 2018. New rules on trading inducements, research, best execution, market transparency and the regulation of algorithmic trading…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Trump’s More Restrictive Cuba Policy: Specifics to Come

On June 16, 2017 during a speech in Miami, President Trump announced changes to US sanctions targeting Cuba. The speech announced two substantial changes to the previous administration’s Cuban sanctions regime: first, the new…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Delaware Chancery Court Dismisses Caremark Claim For Failure To Adequately Allege That The Board Consciously Disregarded FCPA Violation Red Flags

On June 16, 2017, Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves of the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed breach of fiduciary duty and other claims brought derivatively against the directors and former chief financial officer of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Northern District Of California Dismisses Securities Fraud Class Action, Finding Plaintiffs Had Alleged "Injury In Fact" Sufficient To Confer Standing But Failed To Plead Actual Loss With Particularity

On June 12, 2017, Judge Richard Seeborg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed without prejudice a putative securities class action against Charles Schwab & Co. (“Schwab”) under…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

Supreme Court Holds Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice Does Not Constitute An Appealable "Final Decision" That Would Allow The Appeal Of A Class Certification Decision

On June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by Justice Ginsburg, held that “[f]ederal courts of appeals lack jurisdiction under [28 U.S.C.] § 1291 to review an order denying class certification (or,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Southern District Of New York Dismisses Securities Claims For Failure To Sufficiently Allege Misstatements And Scienter

On June 13, 2017, Judge Vernon S. Broderick of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative securities class action against gold mining and exploration company Pretium Resources,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Securities Law

After Settlement By Director Defendants Of Merger-Related Fiduciary Duty Breach Claims, Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Financial Advisor's Bid To Invoke Settlement Consent Provision To Stay Trial On Aiding-And-Abetting Claims

On May 26, 2017, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted plaintiffs’ request to sever and stay fiduciary duty breach claims settled with directors of Good Technology Corporation (“Good”) and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

District Of Massachusetts Dismisses Putative Securities Class Action, Finding Vague And Generalized Allegations To Be Non-Actionable Puffery, Insufficient To Meet Scienter Pleading Requirements And Inactionable Under Omnicare

On June 6, 2017, United States District Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed with prejudice a putative securities class action against Sonus Networks, Inc.,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Delaware Chancery Court Declines To Dismiss Claims Under Corwin, Finding The Complaint Adequately Pleaded That The Shareholder Vote Was Structurally Coercive

On May 31, 2017, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Court of Chancery declined to dismiss purported derivative and direct stockholder claims for breaches of fiduciary duty against the directors of Charter…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Supreme Court Of The United States Finds Criminal Forfeiture Statute Does Not Provide For Joint And Several Liability

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously reversed a forfeiture judgment under Section 303 of the Comprehensive Forfeiture Act of 1984, 21 U.S.C. § 853(a)(1) (“Section 853(a)”), holding that forfeiture…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Criminal Law

The European Commission Seeks to Endow Itself With the Power to Collect Information Directly From Companies to Improve Overall Compliance With the EU Single Market Rules

Hardly picked up by the specialised press, the Proposal for a Regulation setting out the conditions and procedure by which the European Commission may request undertakings and associations of undertakings to provide information…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Elections & Politics
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