dcsimg Business Antitrust Counseling, Audits and Compliance Programs

Business Antitrust Counseling, Audits and Compliance Programs

Doing business in a global environment requires experience and up-to-date knowledge, not only of U.S. federal and state antitrust laws, but also of the laws of the EU and the sometimes atypical laws of other countries. The often-conflicting substance and interpretation of these laws can affect companies in unexpected ways, creating new challenges, but also significant opportunities.

We are business advisors and counselors to domestic and foreign companies spanning dozens of industries. Our antitrust and trade regulation lawyers have devoted their legal careers to solving the antitrust problems that businesses face daily.

Our main goal for clients is to prevent litigation from arising in the first place. To do so, we prepare antitrust audits, assess and implement compliance programs, and provide employee training programs. These services allow clients to recognize and avoid “antitrust sensitive” situations, and to take advantage of the pro-competitive elements of antitrust laws.

Additional antitrust business counseling that we provide includes:

  • Conduct training programs and seminars on antitrust for clients and their employees.
  • Help clients design sales, marketing and distribution systems that comply with antitrust laws.
  • Advise clients on a variety of pricing and distribution issues, such as resale price maintenance, exclusivity, most favored nation clauses, and price discrimination.
  • Handle franchising questions and registrations.
  • Structure joint ventures and strategic alliances.
  • Deal with trade regulation issues of the EU and other international venues.

CONTACTS

Howard Feller Partner T: +1 804 775 4393
James H. Walsh Partner T: +1 804 775 4356
Amy B. Manning Partner T: +1 312 750 8904
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Counseling clients to best ensure that state aid comes through

Advice on the EU State aid aspects of a range of projects and privatisations. Sectors include maritime transport, air transport, infrastructure, town centre development, energy, water, telecoms, healthcare and post.
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EU clients

Advice to EU clients on a range of distribution, franchising and horizontal cooperation agreement issues under Article 101 and national law.
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EU-based electronics importer

Provided advice to an EU-based importer of DVD players on the Article 101 and 102 TFEU issues raised by a licensing dispute with a patent holder and patent pool.
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Guiding clients through day-to-day management of competition law in the EU

Advice on a range of EU regulatory matters in sectors including pharmaceutical, veterinary products, medical devices, insurance, chemicals, anti-dumping and food.
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Large industrial gas purchaser

Provided advice to a large industrial gas purchaser in relation to the competition and regulatory issues raised by its EU-wide gas purchasing arrangements.
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McGuireWoods endeavors to ensure the smooth running of your public procurement tendering purchase

Advice on the public procurement aspects of a wide range of contracts. Sectors include infrastructure, defence, town centre development, accommodation, healthcare and energy.
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Medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Representation of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in outsourced manufacturing arrangements.
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Trade associations

Advice to trade associations in a number of industries regarding compliance with antitrust laws and the implementation of processes and procedures to ensure continued antitrust compliance.
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Various companies

Advice regarding creating and enforcing Internet pricing and sales policies in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws.
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Various companies

Advice regarding antitrust risks associated with forming joint ventures or other strategic alliances, and strategies for minimizing those risks.
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Various companies

Advice on price discrimination laws such as the Robinson-Patman Act, and helped clients develop mechanisms for documenting the reasons for differentiated pricing between similarly situated customers.
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Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Matthew Hall Matthew Hall
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 34
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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