Cadwalader’s Antitrust Group Wins 2015 Global Competition Review Matter of the Year Award

Apr 15, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, has won its second consecutive Global Competition Review Antitrust Matter of the Year Award. The firm 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.

Cadwalader’s Antitrust practice comprises more than 25 full-time antitrust attorneys in Washington, D.C., New York and Brussels. 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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