King & Spalding’s antitrust practice group provides sophisticated and business-oriented advice on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances; government civil and criminal investigations; private antitrust litigation; and counselling. Described by Chambers USA as ‘a sharp, practical, and business-oriented group,’ our group has been recognised as one of the top antitrust practices in the country. Clients seek our counsel on the antitrust risks of national and international mergers and joint ventures, and they look to us to obtain US and international agency merger approvals for such transactions. We have also successfully defended numerous companies in multi-district antitrust litigation, including winning dismissals at the outset of all claims in recent cases. We provide clients with a practical, business-minded team that achieves results in cases through our expertise and the ability to build strong relationships with our clients, co-counsel and other members of the defence team.
Our antitrust lawyers include several who have served in significant positions within United States antitrust enforcement agencies, including the former Deputy Bureau Director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), a number of other DOJ and FTC veterans, and several others recognised by Chambers USA. We regularly appear before key competition authorities, including the DOJ, FTC and state attorneys general.
There are nearly 60 partners, counsel and associates across the firm whose practices include antitrust and competition matters, with 13 currently who spend the majority of their time dedicated to the practice. These attorneys are located in Atlanta, Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco, London, Paris and Singapore. Our antitrust lawyers represent corporate and individual clients in the US and other jurisdictions in a broad array of industries, including chemicals and petrochemicals; transportation; biotechnology; broadcast, cable and radio; energy; food and beverage; financial services; health care; medical devices; oil and gas; paper products; pharmaceuticals; and telecommunications.