Antitrust Cartel and Government Investigations and Enforcement

"Baker Botts L.L.P. is a destination practice for high-stakes cartel investigations and defense"

The Legal 500 U.S. 2023

Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition team has extensive experience guiding companies through a myriad of challenging government antitrust and regulatory investigations, minimizing the impacts on the company, its executive team, and its board of directors.

We represent clients on the full range of  civil and criminal antitrust investigations, including those involving:

Bid rigging Cartels/Collusion Dawn raids Market and customer allocation
Market manipulation Monopolization No-poach agreements Price fixing
State aid Unfair competition    

Our antitrust and competition lawyers know how to cooperate effectively with enforcers in the United States, EU and UK and coordinate investigations across multiple international jurisdictions, know how to mount a “no holds barred” defense, and know what is in the company’s best interest in any given case. We have convinced government authorities to suspend their investigations against our clients, gained non-prosecution status for targets of government investigations, and obtained amnesty for clients under U.S. and foreign antitrust leniency programs. In instances where matters cannot be resolved to our client’s satisfaction, we have substantial trial experience—and enforcers know that we can force them to try their case when necessary.

"Baker Botts . . . represents clients in EC cartel or abuse of dominance investigations. The law firm defends companies in private enforcement actions and has experience acting on the claimant side of follow-on claims. "

Chambers Global 2023