Cadwalader's Antitrust Group Nominated for Pair of 2015 Global Competition Review Awards

Feb 20, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, has been nominated for two Global Competition Review Awards for its antitrust work during the past year.

First, Cadwalader was nominated for competition “Matter of the Year” by Global Competition Review for its work for Eli Lilly & Company in connection with securing Federal Trade Commission clearance for Eli Lilly’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 together by Global Competition Review. The Cadwalader antitrust team was led by partners Rick Rule and Andy Forman, and also included Anne MacGregor, Christian Lorenz, Jessica Michaels, William Dolan and Josh Shapiro.

Second, Cadwalader’s representation of Nestlé USA, Inc. in a large, multi-district antitrust litigation was nominated by the publication for “Litigation of the Year - Cartel Defence.”  Originally filed in December of 2007, this multi-district litigation consolidated more than 90 separate antitrust actions, each claiming that Nestlé USA conspired with Hersey and Mars to raise the price of chocolate candy in the United States between 2002 and 2007. After comprehensive discovery, Cadwalader’s efforts helped secure summary judgment in favor of Nestlé USA. All claims against Nestlé USA were dismissed. The Cadwalader team was led by partner Peter Moll and special counsel Daniel Howley.

Voting for the awards is now underway on the Global Competition Review website, at http://globalcompetitionreview.com/news/article/37960/gcr-awards-2015-voting-underway, and continues through February 23. The 2015 Global Competition Review Awards Dinner will be held on April 14 in Washington, D.C. 

Cadwalader won two Global Competition Review Awards last year — “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.

Cadwalader’s Antitrust practice comprises 28 full-time antitrust attorneys in Washington, D.C., New York and Brussels, with seven partners and four counsel. The group is part of a Litigation Department that can draw on more than 100 other litigators to staff major matters. The antitrust team includes several attorneys who formerly held high-level positions with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Cadwalader’s Antitrust Group also has a significant, and growing, practice in Asia, with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong.

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