Freshfields Wins Awards in Recognition of Antitrust Excellence

WASHINGTON--()--Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Freshfields) received two awards at Global Competition Review (GCR)’s 7th Annual Awards Ceremony, held on March 28 in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize the cases, law firms, lawyers, economists and enforcers that excelled in 2016. Freshfields was also recognized for topping Global Competition Review’s ‘Global Elite’ listing of the world’s top 25 firms for competition for the tenth consecutive year (and since its inception).

Freshfields’ Antitrust, Competition and Trade practice was honored in the following categories:

  • Litigator of the Year: Jon Lawrence, Partner: Jon is one of the U.K.’s leading antitrust litigators and heads the Freshfields team as it defends MasterCard in the largest claim in English legal history, as well as Volvo/Renault Trucks in the anticipated follow-on litigation in multiple European countries.
  • Matter of the Year: Anheuser-Busch InBev/SAB Miller: Freshfields acted as global coordinating counsel for AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller, which ranked as one of the largest deals for a U.K. company ($106 billion) and the third-largest takeover in history. The deal required merger control approval in more than 30 countries, including in the United States, Europe and Asia, and required remedies including a significant disposal of assets and public interest commitments in several jurisdictions.

Additionally, Washington, D.C.-based Associates, Jan Rybnicek and Laura Onken, and London-based Solicitor, Alison Jones were acknowledged at the Concurrence Antitrust Writing Awards for authoring academic articles. These Awards aim to promote antitrust scholarship. The articles were selected from a total of 600 submissions following a three-month review process involving more than 50 international antitrust experts.

About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800 plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multi-national expertise and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

With more than 50 partners and over 260 dedicated lawyers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, Freshfields’ global Antitrust, Competition and Trade practice stands among the most recognized and sophisticated in the world, combining market leading domestic expertise with international experience and integration.


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