Shearman & Sterling (London)

Ozlem Fidanboylu

Shearman & Sterling (London)
Lawyer (Associate)

Özlem is a senior associate in the Antitrust practice. Özlem advises global businesses on all aspects of EU and UK Competition law, with particular experience in international cartels, complex multi-jurisdictional mergers and compliance work for dominant companies. Özlem has coordinated complex mergers such as obtaining clearance for the GE/Alstom merger and working for a third party to block the NYSE/Deutsche Börse merger. Through these cases, Özlem has experience of driving mergers from different perspectives to help clients obtain results in a pragmatic, effective and streamlined way. Additionally, Özlem has secured merger control clearance from a number of competition authorities worldwide. Özlem has also worked on novel issues such as advising the only non-settling party for allegedly facilitating a cartel in a hybrid case, and working on an investigation where two competitors’ cooperation allegedly fell outside of the R&D Block Exemption Regulation. Özlem has worked across different industry sectors including automotive, consumer electronics, energy, and financial services. Prior to joining the firm, Özlem worked in the Brussels office of an international law firm and in the London and Brussels offices of an American law firm.


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Chris Collins, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Jonathan Swil, Ozlem Fidanboylu The UK Supreme Court gives guidance on collective proceedings in competition appeal tribunal in the financial services sector (Merricks / Mastercard)


In our May 2020 Competition Litigation Update, we covered the hearing of the landmark Supreme Court case of Mastercard Incorporated v Walter Hugh Merricks [2020] UKSC 51. The Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in the case which concerned the test for the certification of collective (...)

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, James Webber, Ozlem Fidanboylu, Susanna Charlwood, Jonathan Swil The UK Supreme Court hands down a judgment in a competition damage litigation and makes key observations on when a judicial decision of the EU courts is binding in other proceedings (Servier)


Holds Findings Made by European Courts Cannot Be Relied on in Different Context in Other Proceedings On November 6, 2020 the U.K. Supreme Court handed down a judgment relating to the Servier U.K. competition damages litigation, in which it made key observations on when a judicial decision of (...)

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