Our antitrust lawyers foster long-term relationships with clients like you to help meet strategic goals. By knowing exactly where you’re headed, we can be there at every step of your life cycle, helping you achieve your business objectives with less risk. If the regulators come knocking, you will be ready.

The first step of our collaboration is to build a customized compliance program that addresses the unique risks you face. From there, you can turn to us for ongoing counseling on:

  • Agreements with customers, suppliers, co-manufacturers and distributors
  • Product development and competitive strategies across a product’s life cycle
  • Co-development and co-promotion agreements and other collaborations with current or potential rivals
  • Participation in industry associations
  • Pricing, rebate, and marketing strategies, and price change notices
  • Licensing terms
  • REMS implementation (for life sciences companies)
    • Automotive parts and accessories retailer
      Counseled client on pricing practices and policies with manufacturers, issues of unauthorized competitor access to pricing database and compliance training.
    • Global food manufacturing company
      Provided guidance on agreements with retailers, pricing and promotion programs, competitively sensitive statements in press releases and securities filings and agreements with co-manufacturers.
    • Global specialist in food and drink packaging
      Advised the client on cartel damages claims and various strategic projects.
    • Global agrochemical company
      Advised longstanding client on its global supply and license strategy with respect to insecticide products.
    • Industry leading aviation manufacturer
      Advised in the restructuring of manufacturer’s maintenance, repair, and service network to increase efficiency, align incentives and promote investments.  
    • Industry leading aviation manufacturer 
      Advised in the comprehensive review and renegotiation of the client’s distribution, maintenance and support network, including the analysis of its existing network and design.
    • Leading multinational technology and consulting company 
      Advising in the context of a partnership project to set up a public cloud infrastructure in Europe.
    • Major international boat builder
      Advising the client, which commands a substantial worldwide market share for sailing yachts, predominately in the United States, France and the United Kingdom, on distribution issues.
    • Multinational mining and manufacturing company 
      Counseled the client on collaborations with other industry participants on initiatives to reduce carbon emissions to avoid any implications about impact on industry output. 
    • Preeminent industry association for asset managers
      Providing transatlantic advice to industry association to develop antitrust advocacy on cutting edge issues and respond to enforcer scrutiny of the industry.
  • Boiling Points: Hot documents in antitrust merger cases

    How management or a deal team describes its deal can significantly impact merger reviews and the likelihood of obtaining antitrust approval. Hot documents often lead to deals being delayed and even blocked.

    Through the Boiling Points collection and program, our antitrust lawyers offer counsel and business teams practical guidance to help prevent costly deal delays or challenges that can stem from hot documents.

    Learn more.

    Cartel Regulation 2022

    Published by Lexology: Getting the Deal Through, the guide provides an in-depth, practical review by jurisdiction of relevant statutes, enforcement actions, immunity and leniency options, and contested proceedings and penalties, in addition to highlights on recent developments. The guide also addresses strategies for mitigating risks and limiting potential fines.

    Dechert antitrust co-chair Steven Bizar and associate Julia Chapman have authored the guide’s chapter on the United States jurisdiction— and antitrust partner Mélanie Thill-Tayara and national partner Marion Provost have authored the European chapter.

    Review the U.S. chapter, the EU chapter or the complete guide today.

    Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2021 Guide 

    Antitrust/competition partners Mike Cowie, George Gordon and Mélanie Thill-Tayara are the editors of Pharmaceutical Antitrust. The insightful and easy-to-use reference guide published by Lexology: Getting the Deal Through, provides comparative transatlantic analysis and insights into this industry. Dechert's antitrust lawyers also authored the guide's European Union, German, United Kingdom and United States chapters.

    Review the full guide

    Vertical Restraints Tool 

    Antitrust scrutiny of vertical restraints has evolved significantly over time relative to other areas of U.S. and EU antitrust law. To help provide you with a high-level view of recent activity around vertical restraints, our antitrust lawyers have authored case summaries and analysis both in the U.S. and EU in Global Competition Review’s “Vertical Restraints Tool.”

    View case analysis for the United States or Europe.