Antitrust and Competition

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Antitrust and Competition Practice

Curtis antitrust and competition attorneys represent clients that operate internationally across a wide variety of industries. These include energy, consumer goods, food, banking, commodities, shipping, sports/entertainment, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, as well as manufacturers, traders, distributors and retailers.

The team offers a range of services, such as providing solutions for complex domestic and international antitrust and competition law issues, in the context of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution agreements, licensing intellectual property, litigation and arbitration.

Regulatory Aspects of Cross-Border Operations

Curtis helps its clients to understand regulatory differences among jurisdictions and align their business practices to comply with competition rules across international borders. In context of mergers and acquisitions, Curtis offers advice on the application of antitrust and competition laws to contemplated mergers and acquisitions.

Curtis files merger control documents with overarching authorities in the European Union, as well as national regulatory authorities in Germany, Italy, Mexico and the United States. The firm works with local law firms to make merger control filings in other countries (including Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine).

Compliance Advice

Curtis often helps clients craft corporate compliance procedures, auditing clients' compliance with antitrust and competition law, working with clients to prepare employees for "dawn raids" and other unannounced searches by government authorities, and representing corporations and individuals in civil and criminal antitrust investigations and litigation.

Antitrust Litigation

As enforcement continues to evolve with respect to long-standing trade practices and leading sectors of the world economy, Curtis handles major antitrust and competition suits and investigations. The firm represents clients in antitrust and competition class action and individual private litigation, as well as in governmental investigations, helping navigate such complex doctrines as antitrust standing and injury, abuse of dominance, exclusionary conduct, conscious parallelism, market manipulation and distinctions between per se and rule-of-reason liability. Curtis also has a deep understanding of econometric modeling in antitrust litigation, and works closely with econometric and other experts in connection with such issues as class certification and damages.

Antitrust and Competition Practice

Curtis antitrust and competition attorneys represent clients that operate internationally across a wide variety of industries. These include energy, consumer goods, food, banking, commodities, shipping, sports/entertainment, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, as well as manufacturers, traders, distributors and retailers.