Antitrust, Marketing Practices & Franchising/Distribution Overview

Antitrust, Marketing Practices & Franchising/Distribution Overview
12 Apr
  • Internationally recognized expertise in antitrust, franchise, distribution and sales representative tax law
  • Antitrust, Marketing Practices & Franchising/Distribution practice group members include attorneys with enormous expertise and experience
  • The group includes present and former leaders of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and ABA Forum on Franchising
  • practical approach that focuses on working with clients to minimize risk and meet business objectives.


Antitrust compliance generally: development of compliance programs and policies; conduct of antitrust “audits”

Relationships with competitors: avoiding dangerous and risky communications and contacts with competitors

Trade associations: avoiding antitrust problems in an especially sensitive area; representation of trade associations and other groups

International Antitrust: assessment of potential foreign antitrust issues (U.S. law applying to conduct affecting foreign commerce, as well as foreign antitrust laws applying to conduct)

Relationships with customers/distribution antitrust issues: resale price issues, exclusive dealing arrangements, customer and territorial restrictions, potential “tying” issues

Mergers: compliance with Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (premerger notification); analysis of potential competitive issues relating to mergers/acquisitions

Joint ventures and consortium activities: Hart-Scott-Rodino issues; potential antitrust issues

Price discrimination (Robinson-Patman Act and state statutes) advice and counseling

“Market dominance” issues: what firms with “monopoly” or dominant positions can do under the antitrust laws?

Health care and antitrust: the interplay of antitrust and health care

Antitrust investigations and litigation (government and private actions): extensive expertise in every area of antitrust litigation, criminal and civil, individual actions and class actions

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