Antitrust & Competition

Latham & Watkins delivers an integrated Antitrust and Competition Practice platform that serves clients’ needs both locally and globally, addressing all dimensions of antitrust risk.

Why Latham

Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Global Antitrust Climate

More than 115 countries have antitrust laws, and enforcement regimes routinely collaborate on major merger and business conduct investigations. More than 80 of these jurisdictions require pre-merger notification and approval for transactions affecting commerce within their borders. The United States, the European Union, its Member States, and many other countries have increased dramatically the number and scope of investigations into cartel conduct and allegations of price-fixing. And private damage antitrust litigation — a fixture in the United States — is rapidly increasing in Europe and other jurisdictions.

This highly regulated environment creates a dangerous operating climate for businesses and requires sophisticated antitrust counsel, with global capabilities, knowledge of local practices, and comprehensive expertise across the major antitrust disciplines of mergers, cartel, and conduct investigations, as well as litigation.

Latham’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice meets these challenges every day with lawyers that match market-leading local expertise with broad experience in providing seamless, integrated service and counsel across borders. Teaming with colleagues around the world, Latham lawyers live and work in the world’s major antitrust jurisdictions and have first-hand experience working in dozens of other countries. Many are multilingual, speaking at least two languages fluently.

Comprehensive Expertise and an Integrated Approach

Latham’s practice is built around highly qualified lawyers who are accustomed to working across borders and are fully aware of both the local and international dimensions of antitrust and competition issues, no matter what the business model or industry. Latham’s antitrust lawyers provide forward-looking, business-centric advice and counsel on the full scope of antitrust and competition law issues, including:

Awards & Rankings

  • Intellectual Property and Antitrust Lawyers Named 2021 Rising Stars - September 16, 2021
  • Bay Area Antitrust Partner Named to Esteemed Silicon Valley Women of Influence List - August 16, 2021
  • Two Litigators Honored on Prestigious List of Top Women Lawyers in California - May 24, 2021
  • Historic Antitrust Work Earns Latham Top Honors at 2021 GCR Awards - May 20, 2021
  • Amanda Reeves Named GCR’s 2021 Lawyer of the Year - May 20, 2021

Latham again earned a Top Ten spot as one of the world's best antitrust teams. Acknowledging the strength of its global platform, GCR singled out the team's "strong cross-Atlantic capabilities."

Global Competition Review GCR100 2020


ABA Panel – FinTech Enforcement: Lessons from 2020 for 2021

Media Coverage

Direction of Global Antitrust RegulationLitigator of the Week Runners Up2021 Women of Influence: Belinda Lee


Latham & Watkins Advises Altaris Capital in the US$1.45 Billion Sale of BK Medical Latham & Watkins Advises MSA Security in Acquisition by Allied UniversalLatham & Watkins Advises Searchlight Capital Partners on Strategic Investment into Adams Outdoor Advertising

Thought Leadership

6 Sustainability Takeaways in EU Antitrust & RegulatoryKey Proposals for the UK’s Vertical Block Exemption SuccessorSpotlight on Germany – the New Digitalization Act

Webcasts & Podcasts

The Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities: A Six-Month UpdatePodcast – Foreign Investment Controls: Are We Seeing a More Nuanced Approach to Private Equity?Podcast – Copyright & Brexit: How Will Article 15 of the EU Copyright Directive Affect Publishers and Platforms‪?