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Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Businesses should be able to use all available tools and strategies to compete. At McGuireWoods LLP, we look for creative, practical ways for clients to compete effectively with maximum flexibility and acceptable risk. We serve clients as business counselors, trial lawyers, and agency professionals throughout the world in virtually every significant area of antitrust and competition law, including:

  • Antitrust Audits and Compliance Programs
  • Antitrust Counseling
  • Antitrust Litigation and Government Investigations
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Debarment Proceedings
  • Grand Jury Investigations & Criminal Prosecutions
  • International Cartel Investigations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Treble Damage Litigation
  • State Aid within the EU

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.

Case Study

Houston office receives favorable ruling from 5th Circuit clearing BP Traders of propane antitrust plot

McGuireWoods recently received a favorable ruling from the 5th Circuit affirming the dismissal of a criminal case accusing four ex-BP Products North America Inc. commodities traders of conspiring to manipulate the U.S. propane market. This case was only the second attempted criminal prosecution for manipulation in the long history of the Commodities Exchange Act.

Representative Matter

Company in the construction industry

Successfully defended a company in the construction industry in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice in Dallas. The firm persuaded the DOJ to close the grand jury investigation without bringing any charges against our client.
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McGuireWoods defends price fixing MDL class action

Defense of polyurethane foam manufacturer in multidistrict (MDL) and class action antitrust litigation stemming from allegations of price-fixing and market allocation. Multinational litigation involving the competition laws of the U.S., Canada and multiple European countries, as well as the EC.
Representative Matter

Defended client in criminal price fixing investigation by the DOJ and follow-on civil litigation.

Representation of a domestic ocean container shipping company in a criminal investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice of price-fixing of ocean transportation rates  and defense of related treble-damage actions brought by customers seeking to recover damages as a result of the alleged conspiracy.
Representative Matter

Defeated summary judgment in a civil antitrust lawsuit alleging illegal tying, bundling, and exclusive dealing

Representation of an ambulatory surgery center in civil litigation in which it alleged the defendant hospital used anticompetitive tying and bundling to secure an exclusive contract from the area's largest employer self-funded health plan.  The case settled after the antitrust claims survived the defendant hospital's motion for summary judgment.
Representative Matter

Major carrier of liquid chemicals

Represented a chemical tanker company in a class arbitration in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of our client on whether it is consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to impose class arbitration where an arbitration clause is silent on class treatment.
Representative Matter

Defended client in criminal investigation and civil cases alleging global collusion

Representation of a carrier of liquid chemicals in parcel tanker vessels in international cartel investigation and related treble damage actions alleging price fixing and bid rigging.
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Consumer electronics retailer

Defeated motion to certify a putative class of independent music retailers asserting price discrimination claims under the Robinson-Patman Act as well as below-cost pricing claims under California law.  
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Obtained total dismissal of claims against health care plan

Representation of a health care plan that was sued by The American Chiropractic Association, the Virginia Chiropractic Association and several chiropractors. The plaintiffs alleged a conspiracy in violation of the federal and state antitrust laws, attempted monopolization, a RICO violation, tortious interference, a common law conspiracy, breach of contract, and violation of state law. Obtained a total dismissal of all of the plaintiffs' claims through a summary judgment motion, which subsequently was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit.
Representative Matter

Defended client against price fixing MDL class actions and criminal investigation

Representation of a large maker of towels, tissues, napkins, and other paper products in over 40 civil class action antitrust suits alleging price fixing in the commercial tissue products market.  Our client was one of eight defendants.  The federal "direct purchaser" suits were consolidated into an MDL proceeding in Florida.  There also were related state indirect purchaser suits filed in California, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Representative Matter

Chinese manufacturer and seller of fasteners

Representation of Chinese manufacturer and seller of fasteners in appeal against the judgement of the General Court of the European Union concerning definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of carbon steel fasteners from China.
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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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Domestic and Foreign Corporations

Conducted expedited internal investigations into possible cartel behavior to ascertain the potential need to self-report under the U.S. Department of Justice Amnesty Program.
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Fortune 100 chemical company

Obtained dismissal of antitrust claims against a Fortune 100 chemical company alleged to have unlawfully excluded a competitor from competing in the United States.
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Guided clients through the global merger control regime maze

Counsel on various transactions subject to the EU Merger Regulation, including phase one and two clearances subject to remedies. Sectors include construction machinery, agricultural machinery, process machinery, transport, healthcare, electronic equipment and chemicals. Counsel on various transactions reviewed under the UK merger control and public interest rules, including phase one and two clearances subject to remedies. Sectors include process machinery, transport, chemicals, defence and retail. Counsel on a large number of multi-jurisdictional merger control matters on a worldwide basis, including obtaining clearances subject to remedies.
Representative Matter

Large food manufacturer

Representation of a large food manufacturer in civil litigation in which it was alleged to have entered into unlawful tying arrangements and exclusive dealing agreements to monopolize the relevant market.
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Leading energy company and a natural gas company

Obtained federal government approval of the merger of a leading energy company and a natural gas company.
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Leading energy producer

Represented a leading energy producer in civil litigation in which it was alleged to have monopolized coal bed methane gas production and transportation in certain markets.
Representative Matter

Major carrier of liquid chemicals

Representation of a major carrier of liquid chemicals in ocean-going vessels in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and in defense of numerous treble damage actions alleging anticompetitive conduct by competitors in the parcel tanker shipping industry.
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Major food producer and a hog supplier

Obtained federal government approval of the merger a major food producer and a hog supplier.
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Tammy L Adkins Tammy L. Adkins
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 5727
F: +1 312 920 6193
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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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Yongqing Bao
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 24
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Michael Bolos Michael F. Bolos
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8883
F: +1 312 920 6156
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Kristen M Calleja Kristen M. Calleja
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1374
F: +1 804 698 2264
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Joshua D Davey Joshua D. Davey
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2167
F: +1 704 805 5019
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Michael F Easley Jr. Michael F. Easley Jr.
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6696
F: +1 919 755 6583
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Jason D Evans Jason D. Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2050
F: +1 704 444 8774
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Howard Feller Howard Feller
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4393
F: +1 804 698 2051
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Matthew D Fender Matthew D. Fender
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1076
F: +1 804 698 2209
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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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Jeremiah A Jenkins Jeremiah A. Jenkins
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2258
F: +1 704 444 8724
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J. Brent Justus J. Brent Justus
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1018
F: +1 804 698 2026
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Henry L Kitchin Jr. Henry L. Kitchin Jr.
Partner
300 North Third Street
Suite 320
Wilmington, NC 28401-4099

T: +1 910 254 3822
F: +1 910 254 3823
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Robert W Loftin Robert W. Loftin
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4715
F: +1 804 698 2177
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Lucier_Casey Casey Erin Lucier
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 7695
F: +1 804 698 2153
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Bethany Gayle Lukitsch Bethany Gayle Lukitsch
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4711
F: +1 804 698 2261
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Amy B Manning Amy B. Manning
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8904
F: +1 312 558 4386
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Bill Mayberry Bill Mayberry
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2024
F: +1 704 444 8751
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Yves Melin Yves Melin
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 26
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Tracy Evans Moyer Tracy Evans Moyer
Counsel
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8276
F: +1 310 956 3176
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H. Wayne Phears H. Wayne Phears
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5718
F: +1 404 443 5770
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Richard J Rappaport Richard J. Rappaport
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8618
F: +1 312 920 3696
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Matthew J Reynolds Matthew J. Reynolds
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1192
F: +1 804 440 7729
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Angelo Russo Angelo M. Russo
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8168
F: +1 312 849 8169
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Speaking Engagement

UKTI Benelux Series 2015

Understanding and benefitting from the new EU rules for online retail

July 2, 2015
Webinar
Event

Demonstration of an Effective Antitrust Compliance Training Program

June 2, 2015
Richmond & Tysons Corner
Speaking Engagement

63rd Antitrust Spring Meeting

April 15, 2015
Washington, DC
Speaking Engagement

Women in Antitrust Litigation

Monday, March 9, 2015
New York, NY
Speaking Engagement

Institute for Energy Law’s 66th Annual Oil and Gas Conference

February 20, 2015
Houston, TX
Speaking Engagement

ITechLaw Asia-Pacific Conference

January 29, 2015
Bangalore
Event

6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 18, 2014
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

Europe v. U.S. Food, Drug, Device & Tobacco Regulation & Policy

Emerging Issues and Comparative Analysis

November 14, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Safeguarding the Right to Data Protection in the EU

The role of the national and European courts

October 30, 2014
Speaking Engagement

Antitrust Regulation in Russia

Private litigations

October 13, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Post-Annual Leadership Training

Developments in Civil Litigation in the EU

August 14, 2014
Speaking Engagement

Summer Course on EU and WTO Trade Law

In the Spotlight: The EU, US and China – Overview of Chinese subsidy schemes countervailed by the EU

July 7-10, 2014
Trier
Speaking Engagement

European Institute for Asian Studies Training Programme

Strengthening knowledge and understanding of trade remedy measures and the EU’s competition policy and related issues

June 24, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Global E-commerce Summit 2014 Pre-Conference: e-Regulations & e-Privacy

June 16-18, 2014
Barcelona
Speaking Engagement

4th EPDP 2014: European Data Protection Days

May 12-13, 2014
Berlin
Speaking Engagement

IT Security - How Exposed are we to the Cyber Threat?

A seminar for Professional Service Providers

April 24, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Annual Conference on Data Protection in the EU 2014

April 7 - 8, 2014
Brussels
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Article

A Primer on Antitrust Law Fundamentals

Association of Corporation Counsel Program, National Capital Region
June 2015
Legal Alert

Belgian Data Protection Authority Sues Facebook Over Privacy Breaches

Password Protected
June 18, 2015
Legal Alert

June Antitrust Bulletin

June 2, 2015
Legal Alert

May Antitrust Bulletin

May 18, 2015
Legal Alert

April 2015 Antitrust Bulletin

April 1, 2015
Legal Alert

Food Industry Outlook for 2015

February 27, 2015
Article

Revisiting the Conflict Minerals Rule

Global Trade and Customs Journal
February 2015
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