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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
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United States > Antitrust > Merger control

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is expanding its antitrust offering in line with the firm’s expansion, with recently-opened offices in Chicago and Los Angeles alongside a broadly developing practice on the West Coast. The firm is now providing antitrust counsel to major tech clients such as Samsung, as well as continuing to provide strategic merger advice to its broad range of private equity and corporate clients. Notable clearances secured in 2021 include Time Manufacturing’s acquisition of the Ruthmann Group, a multi-jurisdictional merger that saw practice head William Rooney, a highly experienced advisor and successful litigator on antitrust issues, working with the firm’s London and Frankfurt offices. This cross-border expertise is another key selling point for the firm, combined with its increased geographical spread across the United States. Wesley Powell also plays a key role in merger reviews and regulatory investigations, as well as handling merger-related litigation, while practice co-head Jeffrey Korn handles merger clearances before US and European enforcement agencies. Counsel Agathe Richard also plays a key role in cross-border merger review work, assisting Rooney in Arkema’s successful clearance of its $1.36bn divestment of its PMMA business to Trinseo. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.