Competition law

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Our Antitrust teams specialise in advising and assisting clients to fulfil the global compliance obligations arising from mergers, acquisitions and concentrations as defined by antitrust laws internationally. The scope of our work encompasses everything from the preliminary analysis of the proposed global transaction and a review of the possible legal ramifications that may occur in the international jurisdictions where the entities do business, to determining compliance strategies before, during, and after the transaction. This global approach provides our clients with a broad range of easily-accessible, effective and viable legal solutions.

After the global strategy is defined and compliance protocols are put in place, our local teams guide client management through the intricacies of local compliance, including preliminary meetings with local authorities before presentation of notices or requests for approval, the preparation of documents for filing of notices or requests that local antitrust laws or authorities may require, and the acquisition of the respective approvals on notice certifications.

In most territories we may assist our clients with litigation issues or administrative procedures, and provide legal advice regarding the workings of the antitrust authorities, official investigations, litigation, and leniency procedures.

We help our clients to stay up-to-date on the latest antitrust legislation, and help them create effective mechanisms that prevent them from engaging in monopolistic and anticompetitive practices and/or concentrations prohibited by any applicable laws and orderings.

We also provide the qualified analysis of documents related to any acquisitions of control, pricing of products, non-compete agreements and commitments, development of distribution networks, participation in commercial partnerships, franchises and licensing of industrial property rights or any other legal act by means of which companies are centralised and that may require authorisation or acknowledgement of such transactions by the corresponding antitrust authority.