Beau W. Buffier

Beau Buffier is a partner in the New York office and Co-Head of Shearman & Sterling’s Global Antitrust Group. His practice focuses on defending clients in merger investigations before the U.S. and European antitrust agencies. Mr. Buffier also represents domestic and foreign clients in connection with various antitrust issues concerning cartel matters, abuse of dominance, joint ventures, distribution arrangements, intellectual property, competitor collaborations and Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance. Mr. Buffier has defended substantive merger investigations and other civil and criminal investigations involving a wide variety of industries, including automotive parts, financial services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, crop protection, semiconductors, software, wood products, chemicals, music, film and telecommunications.

Mr. Buffier is qualified to practice in the United States, the United Kingdom and in the European Union and regularly appears before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission and the ACCC. He regularly speaks and publishes on significant antitrust matters. Mr. Buffier is ranked by all the leading directories including Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers (2013), Chambers USA (2013) and the Legal 500 United States (2013). Mr. Buffier was also named one of New York Law Journal’s “Rising Stars” as one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 in the New York legal community.

Mr. Buffier is currently defending several major industrial companies in relation to three non-public cartel investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and other antitrust enforcement agencies. He also conducts compliance training and has instituted antitrust compliance programs for large, multinational clients in the United States, Korea, Japan and China.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust and 2) State Controlled Companies/Sovereign Wealth Funds
Law School New York University School of Law, (Trade Regulation), LL.M.
Education University of Sydney (B.A., Economics, 1996)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Office of the New York State Attorney General
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