We most often resolve merger investigations without challenge or even negotiated remedies. Our ability to do so is enhanced by our established reputation for successfully litigating merger challenges in court, should litigation prove necessary.
In one of the highest-profile antitrust litigations in recent years, we defeated the FTC’s motions for preliminary injunction and injunctions pending appeal clearing the way for Whole Foods Market to complete its acquisition of Wild Oats. We defended Dean Foods Company for more than a year in a litigated challenge to the company’s previously consummated acquisition of the Consumer Products Division of Foremost Farms USA. Our vigorous defense led to a settlement largely preserving the efficiencies that motivated the deal.
Dechert’s antitrust team is the go-to group to protect mergers under attack.