Consistently ranked among the top global antitrust practices, we bring credibility and teamwork to everything we do, from precedent-setting courtroom victories to deft handling of merger reviews by agencies around the world.
Our litigation abilities range from extricating clients early and efficiently to achieving groundbreaking results in high-exposure cases. And when it comes to shepherding transactions through global clearance processes, we are practice leaders. We routinely handle complex international mergers and obtain clearance in challenging situations.
We have a reputation for sophisticated, practical antitrust strategy that couples cutting-edge economic and doctrinal analyses with an adept reading of the regulatory and political environment, even under the tightest timeframes. And we are one of the few firms whose partners have tried—and won—cases for and against, the government.
With a team that includes veterans of the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission, we offer clients an insider’s perspective, bolstered by our close partnerships with renowned economists and consultants.
- We have a robust presence in Asia. In Japan, we submitted the first application under the Japanese Fair Trade Commission’s leniency system—within three months of its introduction in January 2006—and have a strong understanding of the recent revisions to Japan’s anti-monopoly laws. We have represented clients before the Korean Fair Trade Commission, and have guided clients in connection with competition policy matters in Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. We are active in China’s emerging competition law field, engaging in the dialog about implementing China’s new Antimonopoly Law and advising clients, in conjunction with local counsel, on compliance with Chinese competition rules.
- Operating at the EU’s political and legislative center since 2004, our Brussels office focuses on EU and national competition law, as well as trade and sector regulation. Our work there has included a series of high-profile cases covering all main areas of EU competition law (Article 102, mergers, and cartel cases), achieving headline-grabbing results for our clients. We also have represented clients in proceedings before the EC and the EU, and have obtained either significant reductions in or voiding of fines at the EC Court of First Instance. Our lawyers are qualified in many EU member countries, are knowledgeable regarding many national laws and procedures, are fluent in various languages, and work closely with local authorities.
- Our US team offers the highest quality and breadth of knowledge in litigating antitrust cases in federal and state courts, representing companies before federal and state antitrust agencies, and counseling clients on the nuances of both federal and state antitrust laws. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing both companies and individuals facing criminal antitrust charges, litigating complex civil class actions, and obtaining regulatory approval of high-profile mergers. We provide ongoing counsel to clients facing complex and evolving business issues, including the design of antitrust-compliant licensing and distribution agreements and the development of legal strategies in precedent-setting price-fixing and monopolization cases.