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Antitrust and Competition – M&A

Companies across every major industry, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and agricultural products, finance, telecommunications, insurance, media and entertainment, 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 understand that having lawyers with both the willingness and the ability to litigate the antitrust aspects of proposed mergers and acquisitions, a signature strength of Simpson Thacher, is an increasingly important consideration in selecting competition counsel. Our clients also 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.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Clients turn to us for our record in achieving regulatory clearance for the largest and most complicated M&As in history. Clients rely on our cross-border team and their extensive experience in obtaining clearance for hundreds of transactions reviewed in the U.S., as well as their experience navigating the global regulatory landscape. What really sets us apart is not simply the number of transactions on which we advise, but their complexity. 

In addition, clients seek our counsel on Second Request antitrust investigations by the FTC and the DOJ. We provide our clients with a team that has more than a decade of experience effectively and efficiently managing the e-discovery challenges of these investigations.

Antitrust Counseling

In addition to litigation, investigation and transactional work, we provide clients with ongoing antitrust counseling–advice on antitrust concerns arising out of our clients’ supply chain (e.g., suppliers, customers, competitors, contracting, etc.).

Top Tier
Named among the top 10 mergers firms by GCR 100, which notes that “no antitrust group had a more impressive year advising on big-ticket mergers… the significance of Simpson’s merger work is hard to deny”
“An experienced practice, providing advice and representation to blue-chip clients in numerous industries across the spectrum of antitrust matters.”
Chambers USA 2017

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      Spotlight on
      Excerpt from the 6th edition of The Cartels and Leniency Review
      Spotlight on
      2017 Global Cartel Enforcement Report