Comprehensive advice on cross-border and national transactions.
In an era of heightened regulatory scrutiny of deals, clients rely on us for their most complex merger control strategies around the globe.
Our lawyers have market leading experience of merger control regimes around the world. We represent companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures before major competition authorities including the European Commission, the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, China’s SAMR, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission as well as national competition authorities in the EU member states and in Russia.
Our international reputation means clients regularly ask us to lead the global co-ordination of multi-jurisdictional merger proceedings, combining our own forces with trusted local advice from our network of relationship firms in jurisdictions where we do not practise the local law – and so delivering the best outcome in every country.
We also provide an integrated and coordinated approach to the burgeoning public interest and foreign investment requirements in an increasing number of jurisdictions.
We have a proven track record in complex international cases involving detailed remedy negotiations and have handled countless in-depth investigations by major authorities worldwide.
Clients increasingly call upon us to represent them in litigation arising from contentious merger proceedings as well as in strategic third party interventions in merger investigations.
Antitrust, competition and trade
Our practice group lead and regional contacts are listed below. You can also contact other members of our global antitrust, competition and trade team.
Bruce McCulloch US Head of antitrust, competition, and trade
Alastair Chapman Partner
Sascha Schubert Partner
Kaori Yamada Partner
Eric Mahr Joint Head – Global Antitrust Litigation Group and Washington DC Office Managing Partner
Dr. Martin Klusmann Partner
Ninette Dodoo Partner
Winfred Knibbeler Partner
Alan Ryan Partner
Brussels, Silicon Valley
Alastair Mordaunt Partner
London, Hong Kong
Dr. Frank Röhling Partner
Ermelinda Spinelli Partner
Dr. Jérôme Philippe Partner
Álvaro Iza Partner
Dr. Maria Dreher-Lorjé Partner
Our Essential Antitrust podcast series
Our latest blogs
Court of Justice confirms yet another tool to tackle non-reportable M&A – but is it all bark and no bite?
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down its judgment in Towercast on 16 March 2023, confirming Advocate General Juliane Kokott’s Opinion from October 2022 that the prohibition on abuse of…
You’ve been warned – FTC’s first merger closing statement in over three years sends a reminder to companies that antitrust is only one consideration
In a rare move on February 27, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its first statement akin to a closing statement since 2019. The FTC’s statement was, however, lukewarm. Its focus was…
Antitrust and sustainability – UK CMA consults on new guidance for businesses entering into environmental sustainability agreements
On 28 February 2023, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published draft guidance on its intended approach towards business collaborations that pursue environmental sustainability goals…