A Global Antitrust Practice
S&C is a premier one-stop shop for clients' global antitrust concerns. Our award-winning Antitrust Group helps the world's largest companies solve their most critical antitrust problems, from complex cross-border merger matters to criminal antitrust investigations, criminal antitrust no-poach and labor markets investigations, and sprawling civil antitrust investigations and litigation matters. We handle all types of antitrust matters, combining the talents of our unmatched transactional experience and our premier litigation practice. Highly regarded by our peers and trusted by government authorities, our antitrust lawyers are consistently recognized for giving practical, business-focused advice, and for effectively and efficiently navigating the changing regulatory environment.
S&C boasts an enviable track record of securing antitrust clearances for large cross-border transactions, including ones that present complex antitrust issues. All of S&C's antitrust lawyers are equipped to provide practical, business-focused insights to evaluating facts relevant to antitrust counseling, merger clearances, criminal antitrust investigations and trials. As a result, S&C's antitrust team can seamlessly handle all aspects of an antitrust problem, even when counseling, merger clearances or preliminary investigations evolve into full-scale litigation. We also represent multiple parties in large-scale antitrust investigations and litigation on a routine basis.
All our offices work together to provide antitrust advice and the Washington, D.C., New York, London, and Brussels offices work especially closely on antitrust matters, often with joint teams. S&C is frequently lauded by leading publications for our work in this area, including by Global Competition Review, Benchmark Litigation and Chambers & Partners.
S&C's Antitrust Group handles the full range of antitrust counseling, litigation and investigations, including:
- Cross-border merger clearance;
- Complex litigation, including multidistrict class actions and follow-on litigation;
- Civil antitrust investigations, including those by the Federal Trade Commission, UK Competition and Markets Authority, Germany's Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission;
- Criminal cartel investigations, including by the U.S. Department of Justice and European Commission;
- Criminal antitrust investigations stemming from no-poach and wage-fixing agreements under the “Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals”;
- Abuse of dominance investigations; and
- State aid matters.
Read more about our European Competition practice.
Recent Podcasts & Publications
- Memo: What Employers Need to Know About the Changing Antitrust Ramifications of No-Poach Agreements and Other Agreements Affecting Employee Compensation
- Memo: New Antitrust Bill Would Strengthen Regulators' Powers to Block Mergers and Acquisitions: In Numerous Transactions, Burden of Proof Would Shift to Merging Companies, Instead of Regulators
- Memo: Brexit: Implications for Global Transactions
- Memo: EU Antitrust Law: Regulating Big Tech: The Draft EU Platform and Online Content Legislation Reveals an Ambitious Plan