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Norton Rose Fulbright

Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Accomplished practice with deep knowledge of complex antitrust issues. Advises on a range of matters including compliance, M&A, enforcement proceedings and investigations. Strong Texas presence complemented by significant experience in cross-border matters on behalf of major multinationals. Has a roster of clients in the healthcare, energy and consumer electronics industries. Handles specific matters including monopolization conspiracies, price-fixing allegations and boycott disputes.

Strengths

A client notes: "It has very good client service and is responsive. It has a wide array of expertise across many offices and practice areas."

"The antitrust team is very strong," highlights a source.

Another commentator says: "The team takes a strategic, inclusive and practical approach to solving legal problems."

Work highlights

Represented Cinemark USA in a 14-year legal battle against Flagship Theatres of Palm Desert. Flagship alleged that Cinemark violated California antitrust laws by engaged in two different forms of circuit dealing. The firm obtained complete victory for Cinemark following success in appellate proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Anne Rodgers deftly handles a wide array of antitrust disputes for clients in the energy, healthcare and telecommunications sectors. She is particularly noted for her expertise in Sherman Act cases.
"She is able to consistently achieve impressive outcomes, and her commercial acumen is second to none." "She knows the antitrust area well. She is very thorough, an excellent strategist and a creative thinker."

Layne Kruse is a highly experienced competition litigator. He represents energy, pharmaceuticals and consumer products in significant government challenges and large multidistrict class actions.
"He is a go-to litigator." "A sharp lawyer." "He's excellent - a real player in Texas who gets good results."

Michael Swartzendruber is a litigator with a wide-ranging practice including significant expertise in antitrust mandates. He is particularly notable for his representation of theater companies.
"He is creative, relentless and effective." "His is a brilliant legal mind." "Mike is thorough, responsive and achieves good results."

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Overview

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Antitrust and Competition team is a key resource for clients who are developing and coordinating competition strategies on a global scale, as well as responding to government investigations and enforcement actions and defending private lawsuits. Our Texas lawyers are particularly recognized for their litigation strengths.

We act for a wide range of clients in the US, as well as multinational clients with businesses and interests all over the world and for whom our international capabilities are essential. We represent clients across a variety of highly regulated industry sectors. Our clients are key market players in their industry which means that competition law compliance is a major consideration.

We handle matters in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa. This global coverage allows us to offer a ‘one-stop’ legal service for all antitrust matters including merger filings and clearances and international investigations in multiple jurisdictions worldwide. Our lawyers have a deep local knowledge of markets, laws, regulators and practice. Our lawyers are qualified in the competition laws of many jurisdictions and practise before courts and competition authorities across the world. Wherever our clients are located, our advice draws on the depth and breadth of this international experience.

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Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

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Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients/ Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

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Antitrust

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Location

1301 McKinney

Suite 5100

Houston

Texas

USA

77010-3095

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

Texas

Antitrust


Anne Rodgers
Band 2
Layne Kruse
Band 1
Michael Swartzendruber
Band 3