Antitrust is an ever-increasing concern to every business. During the past several years, criminal and civil penalties for antitrust violations have been substantially expanded. Mergers and acquisitions face heightened scrutiny by antitrust agencies. State attorneys general in the United States and International authorities such as the European Union and China enforcement authorities have become more active in the antitrust area. Additionally, antitrust class actions and multi-district litigation have increased substantially over the past several years.
Our antitrust lawyers successfully represent clients in a full range of antitrust matters, including litigating complex civil and criminal cases, whether government or private, counseling and risk reduction through establishment of compliance programs and antitrust audits, ushering mergers and acquisitions through the various competition authorities around the world, training on new developments in emerging markets, and other diverse matters.
We regularly work as a team with counsel in multiple jurisdictions in connection with M&A, counseling and litigation matters to provide our clients with the advice and representation needed in each relevant country. As a result, we have developed a relationship with some of the best competition lawyers around the world to help satisfy our client’s global antitrust needs.