King & Spalding's antitrust lawyers provide energy companies with sophisticated, solution-oriented advice on all aspects of antitrust law, from civil and criminal litigation and government investigations to sales practices and merger approval. Recognized by Chambers USA as "a sharp, practical, business-oriented group" who provide "a great mix of theory and practicality," our lawyers have also have been singled out by The American Lawyer and The Best Lawyers in America, among others for the consistently comprehensive antitrust counsel that we provide our clients.
Firsthand Agency Knowledge
Our antitrust lawyers include several who have served in significant positions within the U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies, including the former deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. We regularly appear before the Department of Justice and other key competition authorities, including the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and the European Commission. Our team has been involved in significant cartel cases over the past decade, including most of the major criminal cartel cases brought by the DOJ and many of the statement of objection/oral Hearing proceedings before the European Commission.
This firsthand experience and understanding of how enforcement agencies work has helped us obtain favorable results for many of our energy clients.
Partnership is Key
A hallmark of our antitrust energy service is our dedication to partnering on all levels, both within the firm and with in-house counsel. In addition to providing in-house counsel with antitrust compliance and training programs, our antitrust lawyers collaborate with our own nationally and internationally recognized energy attorneys in Houston, London and Dubai on all energy-related matters, leveraging the group's comprehensive understanding of the issues and markets involved. The result are a deeper and more intuitive understanding of each client's business and legal needs and, ultimately, solutions that are cost-effective and efficient.
Antitrust Experience In The Energy Sector
The energy industry has been a focus of antitrust litigation since the adoption of the Sherman Act. Attorneys in King & Spalding's antitrust practice group possess deep experience in energy matters, having represented many of the top oil and gas producers and marketers in the country, as well as major electric power clients.
King & Spalding lawyers have advised numerous gas and electric power trading clients on antitrust compliance and market manipulation issues and, as such, are routine participants in seminars on compliance matters.