Chadbourne has a distinguished history of providing business and competition advice on complex cross-border business transactions throughout the US, Europe and Asia in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, wine and spirits, private equity, computers and computer hardware, health and beauty aids, ecommerce, software, photography, electronic security, automotive, chemicals, ebooks, medical devices, networks, defense technology, ocean shipping and waste collection and disposal.
We regularly counsel clients through the pre-merger and merger process, negotiating with both domestic and foreign authorities, and advise clients on antitrust issues relating to intellectual property. We have helped our clients avoid fines and other penalties in governmental antitrust-related investigations, successfully represented companies against federal pricing and restraint of trade claims brought under the Robinson-Patman and Sherman Acts, and defended against claims alleged under a variety of other state and federal trade regulation laws and consumer protection statutes. By combining Chadbourne's capabilities in the antitrust arena with its skills in other practice groups, we offer our clients comprehensive representation and counseling.
Chadbourne Win Upheld by Fourth Circuit
Chadbourne obtained a victory for client GXS, Inc. in Loran Data Corp. v. GXS, Inc., when the Fourth Circuit appellate court unanimously affirmed the dismissal Chadbourne had won in district court of the plaintiff’s antitrust claims for alleged concerted refusal to deal and monopolization. The plaintiff’s petition for certiorari to the US Supreme Court was denied.
Chadbourne Advises on Pharma Merger
Chadbourne advised drug manufacturer Hi-Tech Pharmacal in a US$640 million merger with Akorn Inc. After initially finding that the transaction would violate antitrust regulations and reduce competition, the Federal Trade Commission gave approval to the merger. The combined company is expected to bring in annual revenues of more than US$500 million.
DOJ Investigation of Auto-Parts Manufacturers
Chadbourne represents an individual in a Department of Justice investigation of executives from two Japanese auto parts manufacturers into allegations of conspiring to fix prices. The investigation is part of an ongoing federal investigation into alleged price fixing, bid rigging and other anti-competitive conduct in the automotive parts industry.