In recent years, countries across the globe are increasingly implementing and enforcing competition 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.

You need a strategy to ensure your company’s compliance; we can develop a program for your needs.

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 support clients by conducting internal audits of their current compliance systems to eliminate inefficiencies and determine the best options for any potential inadequacies.  This can help your company minimize risk, and ultimately, save you 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.  Moreover, we are knowledgeable in the premerger notification, filing, and exemption requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.  Our goal is to provide our clients with proper compliance advice 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.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 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