Antitrust/Competition


Sidley’s antitrust lawyers help clients prevail in high-stakes antitrust matters. We have a deep and talented roster of antitrust practitioners, many with experience as regulators and prosecutors. Respected legal ranking entities consistently recognize Sidley as having one of the best antitrust practices in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia.

We bring value to our clients in the following ways:

  • Cross-border coordination. We provide coordinated advice across borders that includes assisting clients with antitrust enforcement issues, merger clearances and multi-jurisdictional investigations. Such matters require an understanding of transnational law and regulation, as well as local law and tradition. Our cross-border capabilities extend to the strong international coordination weAntitrust Litigation possess with local authorities in numerous jurisdictions around the world.
  • Deep government experience. Our team includes lawyers who have served as: Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission, Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Assistant Chief in the San Francisco Office of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, trial lawyers for the Federal Trade Commission and a lawyer in the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM). They provide an insider’s perspective regarding key government policies that impact antitrust matters. 
  • Economic perspective. We have a team of Ph.D.-trained economists who work with our antitrust lawyers to provide clients with economic analysis and empirical insight on sophisticated legal and policy matters. 
  • Integrated services. We collaborate with colleagues in Sidley’s white collar and government investigations, M&A and intellectual property practices to provide seamless advice on complex legal and business issues.

Recognition for the practice

Strong leadership in advising clients has earned us acknowledgement from numerous industry publications. This includes receiving first-tier recognition in both the Antitrust and Antitrust Litigation categories of the 2016 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. Sources told Chambers USA 2015 in Antitrust (Nationwide), “They’ve given us practical solutions as to how to proceed with business objectives in light of the global antitrust laws.” Similarly, in Chambers Europe 2015, in Competition/European Law (Belgium), clients noted that our lawyers “have a natural curiosity and continuously think outside the box. I appreciate the transparent and direct approach used and the quality of work, which is always excellent.” According to The Legal 500 EMEA 2015, in the area of Competition (Belgium), “Sidley Austin LLP’s ‘knowledgeable,’ ‘available’ team has ‘great tacticians.’”

Sidley’s antitrust lawyers help clients prevail in high-stakes antitrust matters. We have a deep and talented roster of antitrust practitioners, many with experience as regulators and prosecutors. Respected legal ranking entities consistently recognize Sidley as having one of the best antitrust practices in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia.

We bring value to our clients in the following ways:

  • Cross-border coordination. We provide coordinated advice across borders that includes assisting clients with antitrust enforcement issues, merger clearances and multi-jurisdictional investigations. Such matters require an understanding of transnational law and regulation, as well as local law and tradition. Our cross-border capabilities extend to the strong international coordination weAntitrust Litigation possess with local authorities in numerous jurisdictions around the world.
  • Deep government experience. Our team includes lawyers who have served as: Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission, Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Assistant Chief in the San Francisco Office of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, trial lawyers for the Federal Trade Commission and a lawyer in the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM). They provide an insider’s perspective regarding key government policies that impact antitrust matters. 
  • Economic perspective. We have a team of Ph.D.-trained economists who work with our antitrust lawyers to provide clients with economic analysis and empirical insight on sophisticated legal and policy matters. 
  • Integrated services. We collaborate with colleagues in Sidley’s white collar and government investigations, M&A and intellectual property practices to provide seamless advice on complex legal and business issues.

Recognition for the practice

Strong leadership in advising clients has earned us acknowledgement from numerous industry publications. This includes receiving first-tier recognition in both the Antitrust and Antitrust Litigation categories of the 2016 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. Sources told Chambers USA 2015 in Antitrust (Nationwide), “They’ve given us practical solutions as to how to proceed with business objectives in light of the global antitrust laws.” Similarly, in Chambers Europe 2015, in Competition/European Law (Belgium), clients noted that our lawyers “have a natural curiosity and continuously think outside the box. I appreciate the transparent and direct approach used and the quality of work, which is always excellent.” According to The Legal 500 EMEA 2015, in the area of Competition (Belgium), “Sidley Austin LLP’s ‘knowledgeable,’ ‘available’ team has ‘great tacticians.’”

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