Özlem Fidanboylu is a senior associate in the Antitrust practice of Shearman & Sterling’s London office.
Özlem advises global businesses on all aspects of EU and UK Competition law, with particular experience in international cartels, complex multi-jurisdictional mergers and compliance work for dominant companies.
Özlem has coordinated complex mergers such as obtaining clearance for the GE/Alstom merger and working for a third party to block the NYSE/Deutsche Börse merger. Through these cases, Özlem has experience of driving mergers from different perspectives to help clients obtain results in a pragmatic, effective and streamlined way. Additionally, Özlem has secured merger control clearance from a number of competition authorities worldwide. Özlem has also worked on novel issues such as advising the only non-settling party for allegedly facilitating a cartel in a hybrid case, and working on an investigation where two competitors' cooperation allegedly fell outside of the R&D Block Exemption Regulation.
Özlem has worked across different industry sectors including automotive, consumer electronics, energy, and financial services.