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Antitrust & Trade Regulation

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Overview

The Foulston Siefkin antitrust practice embraces the legal issues that arise when businesses compete or agree not to compete. Foulston handles a full range of antitrust and trade regulation matters, including civil litigation and counseling on mergers, joint ventures, distribution and franchising issues, and premerger notification.

Our attorneys advise on antitrust issues in the healthcare industry, including physician joint venture questions and other matters involving the healthcare industry Statement of Enforcement Policy issued by the federal enforcement agencies

The firm’s antitrust lawyers represent clients in administrative matters involving the statutes and regulations enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. These include consumer protection laws and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits unfair and deceptive trade and advertising practices and unfair competition.

Foulston lawyers advise business clients on strategies to achieve their commercial objectives and minimize their exposure to litigation. Our attorneys help clients enforce antitrust compliance programs by preparing, reviewing, and updating antitrust compliance programs, antitrust compliance forms, and antitrust compliance manuals.

The firm's antitrust attorneys are active in acquisitions and mergers, including pre-merger notification and agency antitrust review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. We advise our clients on joint venture arrangements, research and development programs, and other competitor cooperative arrangements.