Sara Ashall

Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)
Lawyer (Counsel)

Sara Ashall is counsel in the Antitrust practice. She focuses on EU merger control, cartel investigations, antitrust proceedings and EU State aid law. Sara spent 5 years as an associate in the Shearman & Sterling antitrust group before moving to the technology, media and telecommunications merger unit of DG Competition at the European Commission. This time at DG COMP gives her unparalleled insight into the procedures and decision-making practices of the Commission. Sara represents clients in a range of industries including high tech, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and aviation before the EU and UK competition law authorities.

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Brussels)
Airbus (Paris)
Avisa Partners
Lonza (Basel)
Shearman & Sterling (London)
Shearman & Sterling (London)
University College London
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)


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1513 Bulletin

Sara Ashall, James Webber, Matthew Readings The EU Commission imposes a fine of €28 million for “gun-jumping” on a Japanese manufacturer of imaging and optical products (Canon)


On 27 June 2019 the European Commission imposed a fine of €28 million on the Japanese imaging and optical products manufacturer Canon for “gun-jumping” by using a warehousing structure in its 2016 acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems (TMS), and this comes two years after the Commission announced (...)


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