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Antitrust/Competition

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Our Antitrust/Competition practice is recognized worldwide for its breadth, depth, and excellence.

  • More than 110 attorneys in our US and European offices handle complex and critical antitrust/competition matters.
  • Our experience covers the full range of US and EU antitrust issues, such as mergers, pricing, distribution, intellectual property, dominance and abusive conduct, cartel, and state aids (both at the EU and Member State levels).
  • Because our antitrust practice regularly handles the full range of complex antitrust matters (including merger clearances, civil investigations, criminal/cartel investigations, class action antitrust litigation, and counseling/compliance programs), our clients benefit from the multiple perspectives we bring to every engagement.
  • Our deep understanding of the antitrust agencies and our frequent dealings with them give our antitrust attorneys both valuable insight and credibility. Our team includes lawyers who have previously held significant senior government positions in Europe and the US, including the former Deputy Director in the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Assistant Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition and Chief of the Communications and Finance Section at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and Head of the Food and Pharmaceuticals and Financial Services Units in the European Commission's Competition Directorate General.
  • We frequently represent companies facing multi-jurisdictional merger, cartel, or abuse of dominance/monopolization investigations. Where appropriate, we involve attorneys from other practice groups for a multidisciplinary approach to client challenges.
  • Our experience spans virtually all industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, electronics, software, consumer goods and services, media, medical devices, and telecommunications.
  • Publications and ranking services repeatedly recognize the quality of our Antitrust practice, including Global Competition Review  (we were named one of the publication’s “GCR Global Elite”firms in 2016, Chambers, Law360The Legal 500US News & World Report/Best Lawyers, and The Vault Guide and LMG Life Sciences 2015 (who named us the Antitrust Litigation Firm of the Year, Antitrust Litigator of the Year, and Impact Case of the Year).

Experience

General Electric Company Acquisition of Alstom

Obtained antitrust clearance for the company’s €12.35 billion acquisition of Alstom.

Anthem Proposed acquisition of Cigna

Representing the client in the antitrust review of the company's US$54 billion acquisition of Cigna Corporation, a health insurance company.

The Kroger Co. Merger with Harris Teeter

Obtained antitrust clearance for the client’s US$2.5 billion merger with Harris Teeter Supermarkets.

Koito Manufacturing Co. In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation

Represents automotive parts manufacturer in indirect purchaser class actions brought on behalf of auto dealers and end-payors alleging price-fixing with regard to automotive lighting products.

Boston Scientific Corporation Acquisition of the Bard's electrophysiology business

Obtained antitrust clearance for the client’s US$275 million acquisition of C.R. Bard’s electrophysiology business.

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Recognition

Chambers Global
Competition/Antitrust (2004-2017)
Competition/European Law (2012-2017)
Global Competition Review
"GCR’s Elite" list of the world's Top 20 firms for Competition. Ranked #14 overall (No. 4 for Antitrust Litigation; No. 6 for Mergers) (2017)
Benchmark Litigation
Antitrust Firm of the Year (2016)
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Perspectives

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Discusses Antitrust and Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch
The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog
US Supreme Court Nominee Judge Gorsuch and Antitrust Law
Advisory. Published in The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog on March 1, 2017.
FTC Merger Remedy Study: Key Takeaways
Advisory. Published in Law360 on February 9, 2017 and in Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog on February 16, 2017.
More on Physicians and Antitrust Laws
Healio.com
Recent Trends in Antitrust Agency Enforcement and What to Expect in the Trump Administration
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
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