The regulatory environment for antitrust and trade regulation matters is exceptionally complex. Corporate activity is governed by both civil and criminal statutes, and antitrust matters are overseen by several different authorities with overlapping but not identical jurisdictions. Adding to the compliance challenge, identifying the fine line between competitive and anti-competitive behavior is often a matter of judgment and case-by-case analysis. Prae Legal Network’s experienced antitrust professionals help clients make wise business decisions in this complex and intensely scrutinized arena.
We advise public and private companies on all of their antitrust and trade regulation matters, from establishing a compliance program to executing a major merger. We counsel clients about how to maximize the benefit of a strong market position without veering toward monopolization; establish competitive but non-predatory pricing; respond to market developments while maintaining independence; structure a merger, acquisition, or joint venture to efficiently pass antitrust review; and achieve compliance with antitrust and trade regulation requirements.
Consulted early when antitrust issues or conflicts arise, Prae Legal professionals are often able to quickly identify comprehensive solutions that protect our clients and avert broader controversy.
Antitrust counsel at Prae Legal Network knows that every decision about a company’s competitive posture will have a direct impact on the bottom line. We take very seriously our role in seeking to protect clients’ fundamental financial health and identifying antitrust solutions that do not hinder growth. We do this by working with clients to establish quality compliance regimes, and we also assist clients with their strategic growth planning. For example, we evaluate whether regulators are likely to demand divestitures or sell-offs prior to approving a proposed merger, that may negatively affect the ultimate profitability of a deal. Clients contemplating significant business decisions seek our legal advice with respect to antitrust and trade regulation issues.
There is no such thing as a generic antitrust matter. Each question must be specifically analyzed and considered in its proper context. And, unlike in other legal disciplines, antitrust practitioners must understand economics as well as the law. Prae Legal Network’s antitrust group have advanced training in micro and macroeconomics, econometrics, accounting, and economic policy. They use this legal training to achieve a deep understanding of every client’s business model and to devise tailored solutions that serve clients’ specific business imperatives.
ANTITRUST & TRADE SERVICES
Assess antitrust implications of actual or contemplated mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and licensing arrangements
Seek regulatory clearance for mergers, acquisitions, and other proposed actions
Counsel clients on avoiding improper information sharing
Provide guidance on competitive pricing and non-monopolizing market positioning
Create corporate antitrust compliance programs
Provide assistance to trade associations, which are uniquely susceptible to antitrust claims
Advise clients in complying with federal and state consumer protection and privacy laws