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Latham’s antitrust team is a “major force” that “prides itself on covering all three major prongs of competition work: enforcement, private litigation and merger reviews.” — Law360 2012

Antitrust & Competition

Latham & Watkins delivers an integrated Antitrust and Competition Practice platform that serves clients’ needs both locally and globally, addressing all dimensions of antitrust risk.

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Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Global Antitrust Climate

More than 100 countries have antitrust laws, and enforcement regimes routinely collaborate on major merger and business conduct investigations. More than 70 of these jurisdictions require pre-merger notification and approval for transactions affecting commerce within their borders. The United States, the European Union (EU), its Member States and many other countries have increased dramatically the number and scope of investigations into cartel conduct and allegations of price-fixing. And private damage antitrust litigation — a fixture in the United States — is rapidly increasing in Europe and other jurisdictions.

This highly-regulated environment creates a dangerous operating climate for businesses and requires sophisticated antitrust counsel, with global capabilities, knowledge of local practices, and comprehensive expertise across the major antitrust disciplines of mergers, cartel and conduct investigations, and litigation.

Latham’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice meets these challenges every day with lawyers that match market-leading local expertise with broad experience in providing seamless, integrated service and counsel across borders. Teaming with their colleagues around the world, Latham lawyers live and work in the world’s major antitrust jurisdictions and have first-hand experience working in dozens of other countries. Many are multilingual, speaking at least two languages fluently.

Comprehensive Expertise and an Integrated Approach

Latham’s practice is built around highly qualified lawyers who are accustomed to working across borders and are fully aware of both the local and international dimensions of antitrust and competition issues, no matter what the business model or industry. Latham’s antitrust lawyers provide forward-looking, business-centric advice and counsel on the full scope of antitrust and competition law issues, including:

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