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Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Layne E Kruse

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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s team has a wealth of experience acting for plaintiffs and defendants from a broad cross-section of industries in high-profile antitrust disputes. US antitrust practice head Layne Kruse, who splits his time between Washington DC and Houston, led advice to Robert Bosch Tool Corp and parent company Robert Bosch Gmbh, obtaining summary judgment on the eve of the final pre-trial hearing in a case where the plaintiff SawStop had alleged the existence of a group boycott conspiracy. In a separate highlight, Kruse is working with Houston’s Darryl Anderson and San Antonio-based Mario Barrera to represent Christus Health in a highly publicized case arising from an alleged conspiracy among certain hospitals to depress nurses’ wages. HCC Insurance Holdings, Willis-Knighton Health System and Phillips 66 are other notable clients of the practice.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

The Washington DC-based team at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP handles a full range of antitrust issues arising from high-value, domestic and cross-border transactions. Daniel Wellington and Neely Agin worked with the Brussels office to assist ROFIN-SINAR Technologies with the US and EU competition aspects of its $942m takeover by Coherent. Wellington and Agin also acted as antitrust counsel to Mattress Firm in its $780m acquisition of Sleepy’s. David Foster is another notable individual in the team, which is led by Layne Kruse.

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