"Baker Botts provides an integrated transatlantic platform which regularly represents major technology, chemical and pharmaceutical clients on their international merger filings and compliance matters."
Chambers Global 2022
High-stakes mergers demand seasoned antitrust counsel. We have a track record of obtaining worldwide clearance for hundreds of complex and significant deals that were presumed anti-competitive in multiple jurisdictions due to high market shares. Our ability to litigate merger cases creates an incentive for the agencies to reach reasonable outcomes without resorting to trial.
Our transactional antitrust team works seamlessly across our offices in Washington, Brussels, Houston, Moscow and the Middle East. We have worked in every major jurisdiction; in addition to the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and European Commission, our lawyers have appeared personally before the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) and the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
We have secured worldwide clearances across a wide range of industries, working with our clients on their largest and most complex transactions. We also work with our clients on front-end risk assessment, trust risk shifting negotiations and the development of strategic acquisition and divesture programs.
Antitrust Clearance & Merger Enforcement Conference
Proposed HSR Amendments Dramatically Increase Burden of Pre-Merger Notification Filings - Stakeholders Have Sixty Days to CommentClient Updates
Higher Hurdles for Mergers in Regulated Industries: Lessons from the Failed Standard General/Tegna DealClient Updates
Panelist, The Canadian Bar Association Mergers Committee
It's Not All About China: Foreign Investors Face New European Regulatory Challenges to Getting the Deal DoneExternal Article
Antitrust, Vol. 35, No.1
Panelist, IBRAC 26th Annual International Seminar on Competition Law
Panelist, 14th Annual Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium
The Failing Firm Theory – How to Benefit from the Theory on Post-crisis Scenarios without False-negativesSpeeches & Presentations
Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 34, No. 5
Saudi Arabia/Competition Law Update
Speaker, 67th ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting
IEL 70th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference
70th Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law - Chapter 8