Antitrust M&A

Weil has an impressive track record of obtaining antitrust clearance in “bet-the-company” mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Weil offers global solutions to our clients’ Antitrust/Competition transactional needs with one of the largest, most diversified and well-respected practices in the world. Trusted with many of the largest mergers in the last two decades, we bring to bear a combination of law firm and public-sector experience.

We coordinate multi-jurisdictional filings to assure maximum chances for swift approval and protect our clients against the adverse effects of mergers through effective advocacy before various governmental agencies.

Recognized as a “powerhouse merger clearance team” by Chambers USA, Weil helps clients structure transactions and business practices that minimize antitrust concerns. We provide integrated solutions to competition related business issues by collaborating with lawyers in various practices including Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Business Finance & Restructuring and Public Company Advisory Group.

Former Government Officials

Many of our partners were high-level government antitrust officials and formerly headed divisions at the Federal Trade Commission, where they were responsible for the review of mergers and acquisitions in numerous industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, aerospace, defense, industrial, scientific, technology, retail, hospitals and consumer products.

This background provides the group with significant experience and insight into the merger review process and the substantive analysis that may be applied to transactions in these and other industries.

Shaping U.S. Antitrust Policy

Our team has consistently been at the forefront of U.S. antitrust policy and procedure, and while serving in important government positions, assisted in developing the government’s approach to merger enforcement, influenced the body of Hart-Scott-Rodino rulings, and designed the government’s merger discovery process.

International Competition

Our Antitrust/Competition international network helps multinational companies meet the challenges of globalization, including increased scrutiny of mergers and acquisitions by regulatory agencies throughout the world. We have achieved significant success before major authorities and courts in the U.S., Europe, and many other jurisdictions.

Weil has the international reach and experience to handle multinational reviews of mergers and acquisitions with competition lawyers in the United States and European Union. In countries where Weil does not have offices, we have developed strong and effective collaborative relationships with the best local competition law firms.

Selected Representations

Complex transactions across an array of industries

Abbott Laboratories

AbbVie

ALFA

Allergan

BASF

ExxonMobil

Health Management Associates

Johnson & Johnson

Kinder Morgan

Sanofi

Scripps Networks Interactive

Sherwin-Williams

Signet Jewelers Limited

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Willis Towers Watson

Key Contacts

Steven A. Newborn

Steven A. Newborn

Partner

Washington, D.C.

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“A powerhouse merger clearance team…Regularly sighted handling the antitrust aspects of some of the most substantial global M&A deals.”

Chambers USA

Weil Recognized as Counsel for Matter of the Year Award

Global Competition Review, 2019

Global Head of the Antitrust/Competition practice Steve Newborn recognized as a Band 1 Antitrust attorney in Washington, D.C.

Chambers USA 2019

Weil Ranked Tier 1 for Merger Control

Legal 500 US 2019

Leading Firm for Competition/Antitrust in the United States

Chambers Global 2019

Weil Named Antitrust Firm of the Year

Legal Media Group’s Life Sciences Awards 2018

Global Head of the Antitrust/Competition practice Steven Newborn and Antitrust partners Steven Bernstein and Jeffrey Perry named “Trailblazers” by The National Law Journal in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively

Competition Law Firm of the Year

Law360 2017

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