Antitrust & Competition

Latham & Watkins delivers an integrated Antitrust and Competition Practice platform that serves clients’ needs both locally and globally, addressing all dimensions of antitrust risk.

Why Latham

Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Global Antitrust Climate

More than 115 countries have antitrust laws, and enforcement regimes routinely collaborate on major merger and business conduct investigations. More than 80 of these jurisdictions require pre-merger notification and approval for transactions affecting commerce within their borders. The United States, the European Union, its Member States, and many other countries have increased dramatically the number and scope of investigations into cartel conduct and allegations of price-fixing. And private damage antitrust litigation — a fixture in the United States — is rapidly increasing in Europe and other jurisdictions.

This highly regulated environment creates a dangerous operating climate for businesses and requires sophisticated antitrust counsel, with global capabilities, knowledge of local practices, and comprehensive expertise across the major antitrust disciplines of mergers, cartel, and conduct investigations, as well as litigation.

Latham’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice meets these challenges every day with lawyers that match market-leading local expertise with broad experience in providing seamless, integrated service and counsel across borders. Teaming with colleagues around the world, Latham lawyers live and work in the world’s major antitrust jurisdictions and have first-hand experience working in dozens of other countries. Many are multilingual, speaking at least two languages fluently.

Comprehensive Expertise and an Integrated Approach

Latham’s practice is built around highly qualified lawyers who are accustomed to working across borders and are fully aware of both the local and international dimensions of antitrust and competition issues, no matter what the business model or industry. Latham’s antitrust lawyers provide forward-looking, business-centric advice and counsel on the full scope of antitrust and competition law issues, including:

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Ranked Among Top Lawyers in North America Across Disciplines - March 17, 2021
  • Latham Ranked Among Antitrust’s Global Elite for Thirteenth Consecutive Year - January 04, 2021
  • Latham Litigators Among Most Honored in 2020 - December 30, 2020
  • Latham Named Sports & Betting Group of the Year - December 14, 2020
  • Latham Named European Competition/Antitrust Team of the Year - December 01, 2020

Latham again earned a Top Ten spot as one of the world's best antitrust teams. Acknowledging the strength of its global platform, GCR singled out the team's "strong cross-Atlantic capabilities."

Global Competition Review GCR100 2020

Events

Webcast – A Look Ahead at the Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement PrioritiesABA Panel – FinTech Enforcement: Lessons from 2020 for 2021

Media Coverage

A Stoked Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-UpLatham & Watkins ‘Armed’ for Antitrust With FTC Enforcer HireTop Verdicts: In Re: German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation

News

Former Deputy Director-General for Mergers and State Aid at the European Commission to Join Latham & Watkins in BrusselsLatham & Watkins Advises Calypso Technology, Bridgepoint, and Summit Partners in Calypso’s Acquisition by Thoma BravoLatham & Watkins Advises Singapore Technologies Engineering on Superior Proposal to Acquire Cubic Corporation

Thought Leadership

New Guidance on Article 22 EUMR Referrals to the European CommissionPay-for-delay: Review of the ECJ Judgment in LundbeckEU Automotive Rules Under Review: Results of the Public Consultation

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – Foreign Investment Controls: Are We Seeing a More Nuanced Approach to Private Equity?Podcast – Copyright & Brexit: How Will Article 15 of the EU Copyright Directive Affect Publishers and Platforms‪?A Look Ahead at the Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities