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

  • London Partner Named UK and Competition & Antitrust Rising Star - November 07, 2019
  • Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California - June 27, 2019
  • Latham Ranked Among Top Two Antitrust Practices Globally - June 02, 2019
  • Two Latham Litigators Honored Among Notable Women Competition Professionals - April 02, 2019
  • Latham Again Named Technology Group of the Year - February 18, 2019

Latham again earned a Top Ten spot as one of the world’s best antitrust teams. Acknowledging the strength of its global platform, GCR singled out the team’s “trans-American and transatlantic strengths.”

Global Competition Review GCR100 2019

Events

Global Competition Review Live Merger Control ConferenceCollege of Europe's Competition Summer School for Asian Competition Authorities' Officials24th St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum

Media Coverage

Litigation Leaders: Latham's Michele Johnson on Client Service, Team Culture and Playing to WinLatham Leads With First-Chair Women LitigatorsTop Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California: Karen Silverman

News

Dual Office Litigation Team Scores Complete Victory in Antitrust Action Alleging Conspiracy PlotLondon Partner Named UK and Competition & Antitrust Rising StarThe American Lawyer Spotlights Latham’s Powerhouse Women Trial Lawyers

Thought Leadership

UK CMA Continues to Pursue Penalties for Incomplete Document ProductionSix Tips for Talking to AI Developers about AntitrustDOJ Guidance Increases Benefits for Antitrust Compliance Programs