Shearman & Sterling (Washington)

Benjamin Gris

Shearman & Sterling (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Ben Gris is a partner at Shearman & Sterling’s Antitrust practice based in Washington, D.C. Ben’s practice focuses on merger counseling, litigation and multi-jurisdictional transactions across a wide range of industries with a particular focus on the high-tech and innovative markets. He has an exceptional reputation for his work at the FTC working on complex transactions in the US and abroad. Before joining Shearman & Sterling, Ben held a senior leadership role at the FTC, managing more than 30 lawyers responsible for investigating and litigating merger challenges across a range of industries, including computer hardware and software, data storage, media and entertainment, chemicals and automotive, amongst others.

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Ryan Shores, Benjamin Gris, David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Noni Nelson, Caitlin Hutchinson Maddox, Reena Agrawal Sahn The US President Joe Biden signs an executive order aimed at promoting competition in the American economy using antitrust laws


What This Means for Merger Enforcement, Technology Platforms, Healthcare, Banking and Consumer Finance and Labor Markets On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order (and provided an accompanying FACT Sheet) with the stated goal of using existing antitrust laws (...)

David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Benjamin Gris, Jonathan Cheng The US FTC requires parties to transactions exceeding certain thresholds to file premerger notification following the reform of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act


On February 2, 2021, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). The new size of transaction threshold is $92 million. The new HSR Act thresholds will go into (...)

David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Benjamin Gris, Djordje Petkoski The US DoJ and US FTC issue a joint statement to outline that they are monitoring markets behaviour during the global health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak


The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has, at least temporarily, reshaped the way that many companies do business. Nevertheless, companies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with the antitrust laws and understand that the U.S. antitrust agencies will continue to scrutinize their behavior (...)

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