Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

Axinn combines the skills, experience and dedication of the world’s largest firms with the focus, responsiveness, efficiency and attention to client needs of the best boutiques. The firm was established in the late 1990s by lawyers from premier Wall Street firms with a common vision: to provide the highest level of service and strategic acumen in antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation. Axinn’s lawyers have served as lead or co-lead counsel on transactions totaling nearly half a trillion dollars and, in the past 10 years alone, have handled more than 250 litigations.

Global Competition Review named Axinn the ‘Firm of the Year – Americas’ for acting as global lead counsel in its representation of Ball Corporation in its $6.8 billion acquisition of Rexam, creating the largest aluminum can beverage company in the world. It also acted as global lead counsel for Dell in its $67 billion acquisition of EMC, the largest technology deal in history. The firm was nominated by Global Competition Review for ‘Litigator of the Year,’ ‘Litigation of the Year’ (SawStop v Black & Decker), ‘Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defense’ (Auto Parts MDL), ‘Deal of the Year’ (Dell’s acquisition of EMC) and ‘Dealmaker of the Year.’

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