Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions
Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions
Kelley Drye’s Antitrust and Competition team handles the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions for major multinational companies in a host of jurisdictions, concerning deals spanning a variety of industries and businesses.

The firm maintains the capacity to staff transactions with attorneys who are fluent in more than a dozen languages, as well as strong, long-term relationships with liaison law firms around the world, and takes particular pride in their ability to work closely as a part of transaction teams established by our non-U.S. clients. 

Kelley Drye’s lawyers guide clients through all facets of the merger process through strategic counseling, efficient filing with regulatory agencies and effective navigation through the regulatory clearance process.  By drawing appropriately on the experience of Kelley Drye attorneys in many other practice areas, the firm is able to provide clients with efficient, responsive M&A support for matters of any scale, anywhere in the world.  Kelley Drye also has a great deal of experience representing third parties in merger litigation, including the negotiation and limiting of CIDs and subpoenas and protesting transactions to the agencies.

  • Obtained clearance for a private equity fund of a major competitor of a portfolio company.

  • Obtained clearance of acquisition of leading U.S. coffee company by leading worldwide tea and coffee manufacturer.

  • Obtained clearance for combination of leading manufacturers of orthopedic devices.

  • Obtained clearance for combination of major steel manufacturers.

  • Obtained clearance of the consolidation of carpet manufacturing businesses.

  • Obtained clearances of the acquisitions of several food companies.

  • Investigated the merger of two fuel companies.

  • Investigated the merger of major oil companies.

  • Counseled companies affected by mergers in numerous industries, including aggressive representation on third-party discovery.

  • Coordinate the U.S. and worldwide premerger notification filings for several major private equity funds as well as large, acquisitive conglomerates.
 
 

Overview

Kelley Drye’s Antitrust and Competition team handles the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions for major multinational companies in a host of jurisdictions, concerning deals spanning a variety of industries and businesses.

The firm maintains the capacity to staff transactions with attorneys who are fluent in more than a dozen languages, as well as strong, long-term relationships with liaison law firms around the world, and takes particular pride in their ability to work closely as a part of transaction teams established by our non-U.S. clients. 

Kelley Drye’s lawyers guide clients through all facets of the merger process through strategic counseling, efficient filing with regulatory agencies and effective navigation through the regulatory clearance process.  By drawing appropriately on the experience of Kelley Drye attorneys in many other practice areas, the firm is able to provide clients with efficient, responsive M&A support for matters of any scale, anywhere in the world.  Kelley Drye also has a great deal of experience representing third parties in merger litigation, including the negotiation and limiting of CIDs and subpoenas and protesting transactions to the agencies.

Experience

  • Obtained clearance for a private equity fund of a major competitor of a portfolio company.

  • Obtained clearance of acquisition of leading U.S. coffee company by leading worldwide tea and coffee manufacturer.

  • Obtained clearance for combination of leading manufacturers of orthopedic devices.

  • Obtained clearance for combination of major steel manufacturers.

  • Obtained clearance of the consolidation of carpet manufacturing businesses.

  • Obtained clearances of the acquisitions of several food companies.

  • Investigated the merger of two fuel companies.

  • Investigated the merger of major oil companies.

  • Counseled companies affected by mergers in numerous industries, including aggressive representation on third-party discovery.

  • Coordinate the U.S. and worldwide premerger notification filings for several major private equity funds as well as large, acquisitive conglomerates.
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Bill MacLeod chairs the firm’s Antitrust and Competition practice group.  The Immediate Past Chair of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, Bill is a former bureau...
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David Evans focuses principally on antitrust and competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, civil litigation, government investigations and counseling.  He has experience in a range...

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William C. MacLeod
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(202) 342-8811
wmacleod@kelleydrye.com

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