Shearman & Sterling’s Global Antitrust Practice Group Leaders David Higbee and Matthew Readings and partners Jessica Delbaum and Ben Gris feature in Who’s Who Legal’s Competition list. Partners Elvira Aliende Rodriguez and James Webber are listed in the Competition – Future Leaders 2020 list.
James Webber is additionally listed for Competition – State Aid 2020.
According to Who’s Who Legal:
David is “extremely thorough and always provides well-reasoned advice that can be relied on with confidence.”
Matthew is “held in high esteem by sources who commend his ‘total commitment’ to clients,” and “He leaves no stone unturned.”
He is valued by peers and clients for “having deep expertise, on both the technical and practical/human sides;” having “…outstanding judgement combined with exceptional dedication;” and being “…brave enough to make bold calls for his clients and stand by them.” Matthew is also seen as “…a top-of-the-market heavyweight, providing best-in-class strategic advice.”
Elvira is “celebrated as ‘one of the leading members of the firm’s competition group’ and highlighted for her ‘excellent subject matter knowledge.’”
Peers and clients laud her: “She's a real superstar: bright, a pleasure to work with and someone who will fight to the end.” “Elvira stands out for her responsiveness, subject matter knowledge and ease of working with.” “She's a natural-born leader and a promising attorney.” “She has great facility with local antitrust laws, writes clearly and is responsive.”
Jessica’s “clients are ‘so incredibly impressed’ with her work, stating, ‘She is highly skilled and really good at working with the agencies.’”
Clients see her as “young but one of the real stars of the market.” She impresses by applying “…her subject matter expertise to novel sets of circumstances in different areas in a complex and highly regulated industry,” and with her “…encyclopedic knowledge of her practice area and” for being “…able to provide timely, practical advice.”
Ben is “lauded as ‘a very impressive lawyer and excellent manager,’ as well as ‘a young star of the competition field.’”
James “has an ‘incredible energy and razor-sharp understanding of state aid law’ and is ‘highly recommended for his considerable depth of experience in this field.’”
Clients commend him for his “incredible energy, ability to immediately identify the issues and willingness to think differently to solve challenging problems,” as well as his “…towering intellect and exceptional enthusiasm.” Clients see James as “…a young but extremely promising competition lawyer making his mark in the UK market,” with “…all the abilities to get to the very top.”
Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law, including competition law based on feedback by both clients and peers.