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

  • Merger Clearance Partner Named Antitrust Trailblazer - November 06, 2018
  • Two Partners Named Among Top Lawyers in California - September 20, 2018
  • Six Partners Honored as 2018 Rising Stars - July 30, 2018
  • Two Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Women Lawyers - May 15, 2018
  • Antitrust Litigation Earns Top Verdicts Honor - February 23, 2018

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

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

National Law Journal Antitrust Trailblazers: Michael EggeLatham Bulks Up Cartel Defense Group With Former DOJ OfficialTop 100 Lawyers in California 2018: Daniel Wall

News

Seasoned Cartel Defense Litigator and Former Assistant Chief of the US DOJ Antitrust Division Joins Latham & WatkinsTwo Partners Named Among Top Lawyers in CaliforniaLatham & Watkins Assists Atos in Securing CFIUS Clearance

Thought Leadership

FTC Hearings Consider Pushing Boundaries of Merger Enforcement FTC Hearing Considers Collusive, Exclusionary, and Predatory Conduct on Digital PlatformsFTC Hearing Reconsiders the Consumer Welfare Standard and Labor Markets