In recent years, competition laws have been spreading across the globe. Moreover, the countries implementing these policies have been increasing enforcement of these laws. We believe in giving our clients peace of mind about not only their national dealings, but also their stakes in international trade. VLG attorneys work with international governmental entities, as well as the FTC, Department of Justice, and State Attorney Generals to negotiate, present, and defend our clients’ antitrust issues.
As with our trade compliance practice, our attorneys assist our clients in mandatory compliance with the broad and the specific antitrust laws of the various countries in which they do business. Additionally, we can assist clients in conducting internal audits of the compliance systems they already have in place, to eliminate inefficiencies and determine the best options for any potential inadequacies. This can help your company minimize risk, and ultimately save money.
We assist our clients with issues of price-fixing, exclusive contracts, tying arrangements, group boycotts, monopolization issues, marketing and distribution plans, bid-rigging, market allocation, cartels, and other antitrust and related collateral offenses, including fraud and corruption. We are also skilled in the premerger notification, filing, and exemption requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Our goal is to assist our clients in proper compliance to avoid fines and prison sentences associated with deviations from competition law. We can help your business with foreign enforcement of anti-competitive rules, parallel investigations, and any following litigation defense.
- Analysis of corporate and individual leniency
- Antitrust counseling
- Development and execution of corporate regulatory compliance systems
- Distribution and pricing issues
- Internal investigations of potential liability
- Joint venture arrangements
- Negotiation with state, federal, and international competition bodies
- Representation during governmental investigations