Antitrust

Foley’s experienced Antitrust counselors and trial lawyers provide responsive and practical advice to assist our clients in their day-to-day business, in litigation, and for transactions.
The antitrust laws define how businesses must compete and provide stiff penalties for violations. A variety of business activities — from acquisitions and licensing intellectual property to entering exclusive arrangements and interacting with competitors — can raise antitrust issues. Foley’s Antitrust attorneys can provide the guidance you need to help you manage your business issues before they become antitrust problems, and the litigation skills to represent you in court as necessary to protect your interests.

Representative Matters

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Represented Ladish Company — a publicly traded company engaged in manufacturing highly engineered forgings, castings, and machined components for jet engine, aerospace and other industrial applications — on antitrust aspects of a cross border strategic transaction involving the sale of the company, including successfully obtaining Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) clearance and assisting with international merger control filings.
Represented Fortune 1000 manufacturing company in connection with acquisition of competitor. The matter involved responding to HSR second request and negotiating terms of consent order with U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division for divestiture sale.
Defense of a national bank in a high profile antitrust lawsuit brought by American Express against Visa, Mastercard and several Visa/Mastercard member banks.

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