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A Student’s Guide to Antitrust (Competition) Law

30th August 2019

1. What is Antitrust? Antitrust is the set of rules and regulations that governments use to maintain and promote competition in the market. This includes rules against price-fixing between competitors, competitor companies merging to become monopolies, “dominant” companies (such as Google or Amazon) abusing their market power, and even rules against European Member States giving […]

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A Student’s Guide to Project Development & Finance

8th August 2019

I. OVERVIEW OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE Project development & finance (PDF) involves the development and long-term financing of infrastructure and industrial projects. There are several differences between project financing and regular financing which can, broadly speaking, be broken down in the following heads: (a) Timescale: compared to the fast turnaround of most regular financings […]

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5 Minutes with Future Trainee, James Elliot

5th August 2019

What University did you attend? I studied my undergraduate at the University of Oxford, then the GDL at BPP University. What subject are you studying? History as an undergraduate, and now the GDL. When do you join as a trainee? August 2020. How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? I think initially through useful […]

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A Trainee Secondment to New York – what to expect

30th July 2019

When researching training contracts, Shearman & Sterling stood out for me due to the impressive selection of international secondments available to trainees. An international secondment provides a unique opportunity to experience living and working in another country for six months. The firm organises your flights, accommodation and even provides a salary uplift during your secondment […]

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