The Curtis Antitrust/Competition Law practice represents clients that operate across the world and in a wide variety of industries, including energy, consumer goods, food, banking, commodities, shipping, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, and include manufacturers, traders, distributors and retailers.
The range of services provided by the group includes:
- Providing solutions to complex domestic and international antitrust/competition law issues, in the context of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution agreements, licensing intellectual property, litigation and arbitration
- Helping clients understand regulatory differences among jurisdictions and align their business practices to comply with competition rules across international borders
- Advising clients concerning the application of antitrust/competition laws to contemplated mergers and acquisitions
- Filing merger control documents with authorities in the European Union, Germany, Italy, Mexico and the United States, and working with local law firms to maker merger control filings in other countries (including Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine)
- Helping clients craft corporate compliance procedures
- Auditing clients' compliance with antitrust/competition law
- Working with clients to prepare employees for "dawn raids" and other unannounced searches by government authorities
- Representing corporations and individuals in civil and criminal antitrust investigations and litigation
The group is led by a former Director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission, and a former Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.