Antitrust & Competition

Uniquely positioned to help companies at the forefront of the new economy with all of their antitrust needs, including M&A deals, joint ventures, investigations, IP licensing and distribution practices 

Why Cooley

40+ antitrust lawyers in major business and technology centers across the US and internationally

Close to 300 merger filings for 268 deals in the US and around the world since 2021, with an aggregate value of $230 billion+

Successful defense of DOJ, FTC, state attorney general, European Commission, UK CMA and German FCA antitrust and consumer protection investigations

Track record of success in antitrust litigation, including class actions, multi-district litigation and disputes among competitors

Integrated team to support from Brussels and London with all EU, UK and German matters

Deep bench of experienced attorneys includes former Acting Associate Attorney General of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the Antitrust Division, former Assistant Director of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, as well as DOJ and FTC staff attorneys and Assistant US Attorneys

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With a deal-hungry client base of ultra-high tech companies and specialty pharmaceutical firms…the group boasts impressive agency experience.

Global Competition Review


  • Client Choice Awards: Competition & Antitrust – DC
  • Legal 500 UK: EU and Competition
  • Chambers USA: Antitrust
  • Best Lawyers: Antitrust
  • Global Competition Review GCR100: Antitrust

UK NSI Act Panel Discussion

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Excellent in handling complex global M&A deals

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