Mergers and Acquisitions Antitrust Advice

Business growth may depend upon obtaining merger or acquisition approval from competition authorities. At Troutman Sanders, our antitrust attorneys have extensive experience handling Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) reportable M&A deals. We have also handled innumerable transactions that have fallen below HSR thresholds but may still be subject to scrutiny.

With our prior government enforcement experience and long-standing relationships with preeminent antitrust economists, we are able to quickly assess the risk of enforcement-agency review and formulate a strategy for facilitating clearance.

If the Department of Justice (DOJ) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launches a formal investigation, we are equally adept at coordinating responses to information demands and at advocating for transactions based on the horizontal merger guidelines. If necessary, our attorneys will negotiate remedies that meet the agency’s competition concerns while maintaining the business value of deals.