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Antitrust and Trade Regulation Counseling

Maintaining a balance between pursuing a competitive edge and operating within the framework of the federal and Arizona antitrust laws often requires constant monitoring and ongoing, practical counseling. At Osborn Maledon, one of Arizona's leading antitrust law firms, our attorneys work side by side with our clients to ensure that they can focus on their business objectives consistent with antitrust and trade regulation laws.

With more than 30 years experience in antitrust and trade regulation law, our attorneys are highly skilled in counseling clients regarding antitrust and trade regulation conflict prevention. Our lawyers identify areas of potential dispute and assist clients in developing their business practices and relationships in a way that minimizes or avoids antitrust risk. We develop strategies informed by changing market conditions and the relevant regulatory frameworks that support our clients' business decisions and advance their operational goals.

With years of experience in handling the myriad antitrust issues that can arise, Osborn Maledon antitrust lawyers help clients with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Formation and operation of joint ventures
  • Supply and distribution arrangements
  • Licensing and joint research agreements
  • Standards issues 
  • Joint buying arrangements 
  • Pricing decisions
  • Dominant-firm issues
  • International transactions 
  • Cartel-avoidance mechanisms
  • Transactional counseling
  • Antitrust counseling 
  • Compliance and training programs
  • Government investigations
  • Antitrust disputes and litigation

Osborn Maledon antitrust lawyers represent and counsel clients across the full spectrum of antitrust and trade regulation issues. We have guided transactions through the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) review process at the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Our attorneys also have extensive experience in the application of antitrust exemptions and immunities such as the statutory and non-statutory labor exemptions, the Noerr-Pennington and state action doctrines, and the McCarran-Ferguson Act.

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