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Competition – Litigation and Investigations

Companies across every major industry, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and agricultural products, finance, telecommunications, insurance, entertainment and media, energy, utilities, heavy manufacturing, healthcare, semiconductors, software, transportation and defense, rely on our premier practice for every aspect of their global antitrust and competition needs.

Clients appreciate our in-depth understanding of how the competition authorities operate. Our bench includes former enforcement attorneys, prosecutors, and trial lawyers from the FTC and DOJ.

“Simpson Thacher doesn’t have the nation’s biggest antitrust group—it just seems that way,” raved The American Lawyer, in honoring us as “Antitrust Litigation Department of the Year” in 2014.

“Robust antitrust practice offering the gamut of litigation, investigation and transactional work. ”
Chambers USA 2015

Litigation

Plaintiffs and defendants have turned to us for many of the highest-profile antitrust litigations of recent decades. Together, these cases have involved billions of dollars in potential damages and the possibility of significant criminal penalties. Our successes in criminal and civil antitrust matters, as well as in FTC administrative proceedings, have shaped antitrust law through cutting-edge legal arguments on issues such as monopolization, price fixing, and tying claims. In addition, multinational corporations seek our advice in U.S.-based antitrust litigation, particularly in cases involving alleged cartels.

Government Investigations

Clients around the world entrust us to steer them through government investigations of suspected anti-competitive activity, which can raise grave financial risks for corporations, as well as impose a distracting burden on senior executives. Clients benefit from our extensive experience in resolving government investigations, many of which involve multiple regulatory authorities from different regions of the world—including investigations conducted by the DOJ, the FTC, the European Commission and various EC regulatory authorities.

“Their expertise in the subject matter area was excellent and their familiarity with the government regulatory process was exceptionally valuable.”
Chambers USA 2015

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