Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Cadwalader’s Antitrust Group Wins 2015 Global Competition Review Matter of the Year Award
The firm won its second consecutive Global Competition Review Antitrust Matter of the Year Award. Cadwalader’s Antitrust team was recognized for its representation of Eli Lilly & Company in connection with securing Federal Trade Commission clearance for the company’s acquisition of Novartis Animal Health.
The Eli Lilly/Novartis transaction was part of a complex series of interconnected transactions involving Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Eli Lilly & Company, all of which were nominated by Global Competition Review. The Cadwalader antitrust team was led by partners Rick Rule and Andrew Forman, and also included Anne MacGregor, Ngoc Hulbig, Christian Lorenz, Josh Shapiro, William Dolan and Jessica Michaels.
In addition, Cadwalader’s representation of Nestlé USA, Inc. in a large, multi-district antitrust litigation was nominated for the Global Competition Review Litigation of the Year-Cartel Defence Award.
Cadwalader received two Global Competition Review Awards in 2014 — “Matter of the Year” for its work as antitrust and litigation counsel to US Airways in its merger with American Airlines, and “Merger Control Matter of the Year-Europe” for its representation of Irish airline Aer Lingus in its defense of Ryanair's hostile takeover bids.