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 2019 Cybersecurity & Privacy Group of the Year - January 28, 2020
  • 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 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

Innovative Individual: Karen SilvermanLitigation Leaders: Latham's Michele Johnson on Client Service, Team Culture and Playing to WinLatham Leads With First-Chair Women Litigators

News

Latham Achieves US Antitrust Clearance for TMK in its Sale of IPSCO to TenarisLatham Discusses the Future of Dealmaking with the Financial Times Dual Office Litigation Team Scores Complete Victory in Antitrust Action Alleging Conspiracy Plot

Thought Leadership

No-Poach Prosecutions: A Growing Problem for M&A Deal Teams?Deal Planning After Brexit — Merger Control AspectsAnnual HSR Threshold Adjustments Announced