Sometimes business growth and expansion depends on the ability of our lawyers to get a merger or acquisition approved by competition authorities. Our lawyers have years of experience in obtaining Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance for mergers and acquisitions from the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
We know the people, the process and the policies of the FTC, DOJ and other regulatory bodies around the world, including the European Commission. We also know the complex legal and economic issues that generally lie at the core of any merger or acquisition.
We advise clients on all aspects of transactions and work closely with them and economists or other professionals to develop strategies for each step of the approval process. Experience and state-of-the-art technology allow us to handle the largest and most complex “second requests” for documents quickly and efficiently. We are equally experienced in litigating transactions that antitrust enforcement agencies seek to enjoin and in negotiating and putting in place remedies where required.
Even for transactions that do not present substantial antitrust risks, we advise clients regarding potential “gun jumping” liability associated with premerger coordination and transition planning. We also represent third parties asked to provide information in connection with a merger investigation, as well as clients who wish to object to particular merger transactions.