George S. Cary

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

George S. Cary is a partner based in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Cary’s practice focuses on antitrust counseling and litigation. Before joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Cary served as Deputy Director of the United States Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, responsible for merger enforcement. Prior to 1995, Mr. Cary was an antitrust and litigation partner at the Los Angeles firm of Irell & Manella. Since joining Cleary Gottlieb, Mr. Cary has represented companies in many industry-transforming mergers and acquisitions. Among other matters, Mr. Cary represented The Dow Chemical Company in its acquisition of Union Carbide, the largest merger in the chemical industry; Time Warner in its merger with AOL, at the time the largest merger in history; SmithKline Beecham in its merger with Glaxo Wellcome, at the time the largest pharmaceutical merger; and Conoco in its merger with Phillips Petroleum, creating the largest petroleum refining and marketing company in the U.S. Most recently he represented Western Digital in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Hitachi’s hard drive business; Deutsche Telekom in its proposed $39 billion sale of T-Mobile USA to AT&T; Google in its $750 million acquisition of AdMob; and The Dow Chemical Company in its $18 billion acquisition of Rohm & Haas.


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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
US Department of Justice (Washington)
New York University
Compass Lexecon (Washington)
Fingleton Associates (London)
George Mason University
Africa Competition Appeal Court (Pretoria)
AZB & Partners (New Delhi)


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George S. Cary 23 October 2015 New York
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George S. Cary 24 October 2014 New York


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Cunzhen Huang, George S. Cary, Yiming Sun Mergers in China: An overview of leading case law


2016 marks the eighth year of the implementation of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”), which entrusted the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) in China with the authority to conduct merger control review. Having passed decisions on approximately 1,500 transactions, MOFCOM has quickly established itself (...)

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