Schiff Hardin's antitrust practitioners work closely with our business clients to provide practical advice and assistance in the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other consolidations.
We prepare the filings required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) and the Exon-Florio provision, and we regularly counsel clients with respect to the risks of antitrust challenge under Section 7 of the Clayton Act, including how to structure and implement transactions to reduce antitrust concerns. We have represented many companies in HSR "second request" situations and merger reviews by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Antitrust Division.
As our clients' businesses have expanded globally, the need to understand and comply with antitrust and competition laws in other countries has expanded in parallel. With the assistance of its network of cooperating counsel overseas, Schiff Hardin attorneys have been responsible for the preparation, filing and prosecution of multi-jurisdictional merger clearance filings, including economic analysis, negotiations with competition authorities and compliance with information requests.