Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP is cited by many as one of the leading Washington, DC-based antitrust practices. Who's Who nominee Steven A Newborn heads the DC team. He is supported by fellow nominee Ann Malester, and a further five partners, two counsel and one consultant.
The group spends around 70 per cent of its time on deal work, with the remainder devoted to litigation. On the transactional side, it secured antitrust clearance for Reuters Group's US$17.2 billion merger with the Thomson Corporation. The DoJ's antitrust division approved the tie-up on the condition that the parties sell copies of certain databases.
The firm handled Staple's acquisition of Corporate Express and Nymex Holdings US$7.7 billion sale to CME Group. It also advised on Education and Media Publishing Group's acquisition of textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin.
On the behavioural side, Weil Gotshal is representing Daimler, Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz in a federal multi-district litigation regarding the alleged import of "grey market" vehicles from Canada.
Other clients include Citibank, ExxonMobil and Johnson & Johnson.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Founded in 1931 Weil, Gotshal & Manges is now one of the largest and most highly regarded law firms in the world. With more than 1,300 lawyers across the US, Europe and Asia, our five departments and 24 practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Weil Gotshal is a law firm committed to delivering sound judgment to our clients in their most difficult and important matters.
Weil Gotshal's international Antitrust/Competition practice is one of the largest, most diversified and highly respected in the legal and business community. We provide counseling and representation before US and European courts and regulatory authorities for businesses in regulated and unregulated industries, and handle major antitrust litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Weil Gotshal actively represents clients globally with respect to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, competition policy, alleged collusion, franchising, dealer relations, technology licensing, advertising, trade associations, single-firm conduct, and legislative initiatives.
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