At its sixth annual GCR Awards, competition law journal Global Competition Review (GCR) has honored White & Case for advising on the "Matter of the Year." White & Case won for its representation of SAS before the EU General Court, which annulled a European Commission decision accusing SAS of being one of 11 air cargo companies in an alleged cartel. The key team members for White & Case were Partner James Killick, Counsel Genevra Forwood and Associate Aqeel Kadri, all from the Brussels office.
The GCR Matter of the Year is selected from among merger control, cartel, unilateral conduct, litigation or any other competition matter worldwide that best features "creative, strategic and innovative work by teams of in-house and external lawyers and economists." The winner is selected by reader poll.
In addition to winning Matter of the Year, White & Case was nominated by GCR for three more awards:
• Merger control matter of the year, Europe: Zimmer/Biomet
• Litigation of the Year, Non-cartel Defense: Warner Chilcott–In re Doryx (alleged product hopping)
• Litigator of the Year: Jack Pace (New York)