Antitrust and Competition

Antitrust and Competition

We offer clients exceptional insight in dealing with competition agencies in the United States, Europe and around the world.

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Experience

  • Competition Defense

    Representing Apple, Broadcom, Research in Motion and other industry participants in cases in the United States and throughout the world asserting Sherman Act Section 2 and breach of contract claims arising out of a competitor’s refusal to license patents declared essential to industry standards on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.
  • Merger Clearance

    Advising leading academic publisher Springer Science Business Media (SSBM) in securing merger control clearance from the US Department of Justice, the European Commission and several further authorities worldwide for the combination of SSBM with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education) in a joint venture with approximately EUR 1.5 billion in annual revenues.
  • Litigation

    Representing Cephalon in a prominent action brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and in separate antitrust actions by putative classes of direct and indirect purchasers of Provigil®, as well as by a would-be generic competitor, Apotex, Inc., all of which challenge Cephalon’s settlement of Hatch-Waxman patent litigation.
  • Litigation

    Representing Intel in FTC Part 3 litigation, where the FTC alleged unlawful monopolization of markets for computer microprocessors and graphics processing.
  • Acquisition Clearance

    Obtaining US clearance for International Paper’s acquisition of Temple-Inland and obtaining US, German and Chinese clearance for its acquisition of Weyerhauser’s containerboard business.

Recognition

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized our antitrust practice in Belgium, the United States and globally in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Business consistently ranks our Antitrust and Cartel Enforcement practices in Massachusetts, Washington DC and nationally. In recent publications, clients have praised the practice's "solid and strategic" work and "responsive, wise and creative" approach, and placed us "at the very top for US law firms in cartel work."
  • Global Competition Review (GCR) ranked WilmerHale among its list of "Top 20 GCR Global Elite" firms for 2015. In addition, the firm was recognized in the 2015 edition of GCR 100, with "elite" first tier rankings in the Massachusetts and US Government Antitrust categories, and "highly recommended" rankings in the Brussels and Germany categories.
  • Handelsblatt Best Lawyers named several WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices as "Best Lawyers" in Germany in the 2013-2016 editions.

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