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Axinn

Competition/Antitrust (International & Cross-Border)

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What the team is known for

An elite US antitrust boutique capable of orchestrating global mandates from its New York base. Leveraging a network of co-counsel around the globe, the firm provides clients with a team of market-leading firms to add multi-jurisdictional expertise to fit the client's requirements. Axinn is often sought out by major US and international clients from the technology and financial services sectors to provide antitrust advice on merger compliance and conduct matters.

Strengths

An impressed source notes their cross-border strength, and praises them as "a nimble specialty shop that brings superior skill and creativity," further remarking: "Their work is consistently excellent."

One client regards them as "real standouts," with another highlights their "excellent availability, minimum of fuss and bluster, and pragmatic solutions to thorny legal and business issues."

Notable practitioners

John Harkrider is an esteemed attorney sought after for his expertise in antitrust merger review. He deftly steers well-known technology, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies through high-stakes investigations.

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Overview

Axinn has more than 60 full time antitrust lawyers working on M&A, litigation, criminal and conduct investigations. We have been global lead on mergers worth close to half a trillion dollars, including: Dell’s $67 billion acquisition of EMC; Thermo Fisher’s $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies and $12.5 billion tender offer of Qiagen; Ball Corporation’s $6 billion acquisition of Rexam; Johnson Controls’ $2 billion sale of Scott Safety to 3M; McKesson’s $3.4 billion joint venture with Change Healthcare; and Google’s most complex deals, including Motorola Mobility and ITA Software. Axinn has extensive experience in major trials and class actions, including multiple major treble-damage class action litigations and regulatory investigations (for Tyson Foods); a patent infringement and antitrust litigation and the Generic Drugs MDL (for Alvogen); In Re Blue Cross antitrust litigation (for IBC); and the Auto Parts litigation. The firm has litigated six merger cases brought by government agencies (winning five) and has a strong presence and track record in ongoing DOJ criminal antitrust matters and related litigation. The group has extensive experience with antitrust and IP issues, including Google’s settlement with the FTC on standard essential patents. Axinn has deep contacts with the staff and front offices of the FTC and the DOJ in both Republican and Democratic administrations, and employs lawyers with more than 60 years of combined government antitrust experience.

Members

Harkrider, John D (Head of Department)

Keeley, Michael L (Head of Department)

Clients

Alvogen

Ball

Bloomberg

Centerbridge

Danfoss

Dell

Google

Hexcel

Independence Blue Cross

Ingram- Micro

MacAndrews & Forbes

McKesson

Momenta

Red Hat

Silver Lake Partners

Stanley Black & Decker

SunGard

Sunrun

Take-Two

Textron

Thermo Fisher

Tyson Foods

Industries

Aerospace

Automotive

Biotechnology

Chemicals

Consumer goods

Entertainment

Food processing

Healthcare

Heavy equipment

High-tech

Insurance

Oil and gas

Pharmaceuticals

Plastics

Publishing

Steel

Telecommunications

Competition/Antitrust (International & Cross-Border)

Axinn

firm
Location

114 West 47th Street

New York

New York

USA

NY 10036

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Competition/Antitrust


John D Harkrider
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