In a time of increased global business activity, virtually every significant commercial transaction, business strategy and marketplace activity in some way implicates antitrust and competition laws in the United States, Europe or other jurisdictions. Our highly-ranked group of antitrust and competition lawyers regularly handles the highest profile, "bet the company" matters such as Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH's $12.6 billion business swap with Sanofi, Dresser-Rand's $7.6 billion merger with Siemens and MeadWestvaco's $16 billion merger with RockTenn.
"Global Elite" in Antitrust Law
Global Competition Review 2019
Our antitrust lawyers represent many of the world's leading companies in mergers and acquisitions, complex civil antitrust litigation, international cartel matters and other investigations and proceedings by U.S., European and other international antitrust enforcement agencies. We represent clients in a wide range of industries, including life sciences, technology, telecommunications, media, oilfield services, mining and mining equipment, metals, industrial equipment, paper, pipe, chemical, energy, grocery products, agricultural products and health care. Our lawyers have advocated clients’ interests before the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, the European Commission and numerous Member States, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM), the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service and a number of other U.S. and international administrative and regulatory agencies.
Our competition lawyers have extensive trial experience in highly complex cases, often combining forces with other Baker Botts lawyers in such areas as intellectual property, corporate, tax and finance, energy, environmental and appellate law. Baker Botts antitrust lawyers handle litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and have litigated merger and non-merger cases against the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. We represent companies and individuals in civil and criminal investigations and adversary proceedings involving the entire spectrum of antitrust and competition issues. Our antitrust litigation docket includes grand jury investigations, class actions, parallel litigation in state and federal courts, multi-district litigation, preliminary injunction hearings and other complex proceedings.
Finally, we have a robust counseling practice and work to help clients anticipate and avoid antitrust problems in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; distribution and franchise arrangements; standards setting; intellectual property acquisition and licensing; product and service pricing; advertising; trade association activity; and relationships with customers, competitors and employees.
- Chambers USA 2018
District of Columbia
Antitrust (Band 2)
Antitrust (Band 3)
- Legal 500 U.S. 2018
Antitrust Cartel (Tier 2)
Antitrust Civil Litigation/class actions (Tier 2)
Antitrust Merger Control (Tier 3)
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Pratt's Energy Law Report
International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG): EU Chapter
Hearing Testimony, United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
GCR Insight Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2020
This conference will provide senior regulatory, corporate, legal and economic expert perspectives on the intersection of IP, antitrust and innovation.
Baker Botts, in partnership with Concurrences Review, will be hosting our annual complimentary Global Antitrust Seminar on Thursday, 26 September in Brussels.
Baker Botts Antitrust Partners Erik Koons and Maureen Ohlhausen will be speaking at the Knect365 Antitrust TX 2019 Conference in Houston on September 24, 2019.
Baker Botts partners Peter Huston, Erik Koons, Matthew Levitt and John Taladay will be hosting a webinar on Everything You Want to Know About Cartels (But Were Too Afraid to Ask) and will be discussing the latest trends and challenges in cartel investigations and enforcement.
Baker Botts is proud to sponsor GCR Live 4th Annual State Aid conference on Tuesday 17 September 2019.
Baker Botts Partner Peter Huston is speaking at the 6th Annual Government Enforcement Institute in Houston on September 12-13, 2019.
Baker Botts is proud to co-sponsor the 13th Annual Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium on September 10, 2019. The conference is a leading forum for lawyers, policymakers, corporate executives, economists, and academics to address current issues in competition law and policy. This year's event will be held on the Georgetown University Law Center campus in the Hart Auditorium.