Weil’s antitrust practice is one of the most diversified and well-respected competition practices in the world, with our partners being consistently recognised as leaders in the field for their significant knowledge and experience in handling high-profile matters. Many of our partners are former high-level government antitrust officials.
Our significant trial experience includes all types of civil and criminal cases before juries and judges in multiple jurisdictions, and expertise in appellate practice before national and international courts and tribunals. Our antitrust team also has substantial and successful experience in defending against class actions, representing clients and defending against virtually every kind of antitrust/competition or consumer protection allegation in a broad array of industries. Successful experiences include (i) a jury trial verdict against classes of Midwest grocers for an alleged market allocation conspiracy in the wholesale grocery industry (ii) defeating class certification against a massive proposed class of consumers that purchased eggs, as well as in a putative nationwide right of publicity class action regarding photographs of NCAA student athletes made available for sale on universities’ athletic department websites; and (iii) obtaining significant monetary and long-term industry-wide conduct relief on behalf of a class of local television stations against a performance rights organisation.
Similarly, our antitrust M&A capabilities and track record are exceptional. Collaborating with lawyers in our M&A practice, we help clients structure transactions and business practices that minimise antitrust concerns. We routinely coordinate multi-jurisdictional filings to assure maximum chances for swift approval and protect our clients against the adverse effects of other companies’ mergers through effective advocacy before various governmental agencies.
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