Repeatedly recognized by
Chambers and other publications as one of the top antitrust practices in the world, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's worldwide Antitrust and Competition Practice Group numbers over 150 lawyers located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Our antitrust team includes former high-ranking officials from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Solicitor General's Office and the European Commission, as well as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The practice group is seamlessly integrated with Gibson Dunn's powerhouse class action and appellate litigation teams to enable the firm to handle any crisis, as well as a matter from inception all the way through the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Antitrust and Competition group handles leading-edge competition matters on U.S. and international competition issues, including:
- Government review of mergers and acquisitions
- Cartel investigations and the defense of cartel prosecutions
- Class action treble damage litigation
- Private antitrust litigation in the United States and Europe
- Defense of private sector clients in antitrust actions before government authorities
Gibson Dunn's merger clearance practice draws on its skilled competition law lawyers in the United States, Europe and Asia, using its deep experience with enforcement authorities throughout the world. Gibson Dunn takes a highly proactive approach to merger clearance through early analysis of potential antitrust issues and engagement with regulators to efficiently obtain approval of the largest and most complex transactions. In the past several years we have successfully assisted clients in securing clearance for transactions in a wide range of industries, including obtaining unconditional clearance for three transactions after second request investigations by the DOJ and FTC.
Described as maintaining "one of the world's premiere cartel defence practices" (Global Competition Review), Gibson Dunn boasts a breadth of experience and deep bench of United States- and Europe-based practitioners that are unparalleled. We have represented clients in over 100 cartel investigations conducted by the DOJ and competition authorities abroad, and have successfully secured full immunity for more than 50 U.S. and non-U.S. companies and their officers, directors and employees in roughly 20 countries on five continents. It is our strong belief that no law firm in the world has defended as many corporate clients in cartel matters before the DOJ and the European Union or has successfully obtained non-prosecution protection on behalf of so many companies and individuals as Gibson Dunn. For that reason, our firm is regularly sought out as the number one choice of counsel to represent, and coordinate the global defense of, companies that are the subject of cartel investigations by enforcement authorities around the globe, as well as to handle the follow-on private treble damage litigation.
No law firm has a more distinguished record of success than Gibson Dunn in handling high-stakes antitrust litigation. For more than a quarter of a century Gibson Dunn has represented clients in antitrust cases in U.S. federal and state courts against the government and private parties. These cases have frequently involved cutting-edge antitrust issues and the most challenging class actions. Rare among antitrust practices, Gibson Dunn's antitrust litigators are some of the most experienced courtroom lawyers in the United States, with a track record of success winning cases at trial and on appeal. The firm has extensive experience taking complex antitrust and competition cases to trial and, in combination with one of the top appellate practices in the country, regularly represents our antitrust and competition clients in all levels of appellate courts.
Gibson Dunn's European antitrust and competition lawyers are based in our Brussels, London, Munich and Paris offices. They coordinate seamlessly with our U.S. practice to serve clients on all aspects of European Union and EU national competition law, including competition advocacy.
The cases handled by our firm involve disparate fact patterns across a range of industries, fora and postures, but they are linked by a common thread: They represent the most important and most challenging legal matters faced by the firm's clients. Our results demonstrate why the largest companies in the world call on us when the stakes are highest and when the path to success is most challenging.