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.

Why Latham

Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Global Antitrust Climate

More than 115 countries have antitrust laws, and enforcement regimes routinely collaborate on major merger and business conduct investigations. More than 80 of these jurisdictions require pre-merger notification and approval for transactions affecting commerce within their borders. The United States, the European Union, 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, as well as 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 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:

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Named Technology Group of the Year - February 08, 2018
  • Latham Again Named Competition Group of the Year - January 15, 2018
  • Four Partners Receive 2017 MVP Recognition From Law360 - December 10, 2017
  • Firm Honored Among California’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year - September 17, 2017
  • Firm Advises on Three “Southeast Asia Deals of the Year” - July 19, 2017
Global Competition Review ranks Latham a top 10 “Global Elite” competition practice, recognizing the firm for being “especially strong” in mergers, “outpacing all of its counterparts” in litigation, and for being a “go-to” shop for clients seeking the firm’s “specific competition expertise.”  — Global Competition Review GCR100 2016


Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018 24th St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum GCR Live 6th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum - Miami

Media Coverage

Competition Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsAntitrust & Competition MVP: Latham's Alfred PfeifferLitigation Department of the Year: Antitrust - Latham & Watkins


Latham Advises Global Infrastructure Partners on the Acquisition of Italo – Nuovo Trasporto ViaggiatoriLatham Named Technology Group of the YearLatham Again Named Competition Group of the Year

Thought Leadership

Annual HSR Threshold Adjustments AnnouncedCJEU Offers Improved Protection for Luxury Goods in Coty Ruling Global Legal Insights: Bribery & Corruption, 5th Edition – Japan