Beau W. Buffier

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Beau W. Buffier

Beau W. Buffier

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Biography

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.

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Education
LLM in Trade Regulation

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

LLB

The University of Sydney Law School is one of the world’s leading law schools, with a ranking of 13 in the QS World Universities Rankings for the discipline of law. With more than 150 years’ experience, Sydney Law School is committed to excellence in legal education, which we illustrate in many diverse ways.

BA in Economics

From its beginnings in 1850, the University of Sydney was created as an institution to suit the needs of New South Wales, not simply reflect England's ancient universities.

Memberships
Member, Section of Antitrust Law
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
Prior

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Partner
2020 - Current

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2008

Former President of United States

Transactions
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XIO Group purchases J.D. Power from S&P Global, Inc.

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Lanxess AG, LANXESS Corp. purchase Chemours Co. /Clean & Disinfect Bus from The Chemours Co.

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Medtronic Plc purchases HeartWare International, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the New South Wales Bar
Other Affiliations

Beau W. Buffier is affiliated with Shearman & Sterling LLP, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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