GCR 100 - 10th Edition

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Professional notice

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP is an antitrust deal boutique, started in 1997 by ex-Skadden lawyers including firm senior partner Stephen M Axinn. He and antitrust practice co-chair John D Harkrider are both in Who’s Who, with Axinn in particular fielding a stellar reputation. Michael Keeley and Lauren Albert are the other antitrust partners in New York, while eight associates make up the rest of the team.

The firm is often called in towards the end of government merger investigations to deal with tricky consent orders, or the threat of a government suit. It worked on the Anheuser-Busch/InBev brewer merger, and has been retained by food-packager Bemis for its acquisition of assets from Rio Tinto. Telecoms is another speciality - BellSouth and Cingular are the largest of several industry clients. The practice also successfully fought off videogame-maker Electronic Arts’s attempt to acquire rival Take-Two. Small but effective, AVH is the best of its size in New York.

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

At Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, our reputation for obtaining results and unwavering commitment to integrity make us the law firm of choice for antitrust litigation and counselling services for mission-critical matters. The firm's success is built on the expertise and broad ability of our attorneys to understand each client's concerns, anticipate evolving trends, devise new approaches to crisis management and create unique solutions that advance business goals.

AV&H advises clients regarding the antitrust implications of all types of business combinations, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. AV&H has an unsurpassed reputation for its ability to obtain antitrust clearance for some of the most challenging mergers and acquisitions over the last decade.

The firm has substantial experience in all aspects of state, federal, and international antitrust and trade regulation compliance, including horizontal and vertical restraints of trade, monopolization, price discrimination, Hart-Scott-Rodino and international filing requirements, and civil and criminal investigations. The firm also has substantial experience advising clients on the dynamic intersection between antitrust and intellectual property law, including Hatch-Waxman litigation, patent pooling and standards-setting issues.

At AV&H, we foster true partnership that surpass the typical client-attorney relationship. Our focus converges in a shared commitment to our clients' success , so we make it our business to understand theirs, seeing well beyond the task at hand to ensure maximum results at minimum cost. Focusing on critical, high value-added matters, AV&H brings extraordinary legal sophistication and personal attention to each situation.

New York, NY

114 West 47th Street
NY, NY 10036,
United States

John D. Harkrider

T: (212) 728 2210

Hartford, CT

90 State House Square
Hartford, CT 06103-3704,
United States

William M. Rubenstein

T: (860) 275-8180

Washington, DC

1330 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036,
United States

Robert B. Greenbaum

T: (202) 721-5402

Website: http://www.avhlaw.com

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