The Obama Trials

STERIS: the limits of imagined competition

09 November 2017

A strong factual defence undermines the FTC’s actual potential competition doctrine Winning trial strategies ultimately rely on the factual record as developed in discovery, and how those facts are marshalled and presented in a compelling story at trial. That concept applies whether the case is a chronological series of events or a complex and multidimensional story, as is often the case in an antitrust trial. Our client STERIS Corporation’s successful defence of its acquisition of Synergy PLC in FTC v STERIS exemplifies the power of building and presenting a factual record calibrated to be more persuasive and more intuitive, and one that comports more closely with the incentives and expectations of businesses and individuals.