Fierce Competition

Skadden Podcast

Takeaways From the Illumina-Grail Merger Challenge Saga
In this episode of our “Fierce Competition” podcast, European antitrust/competition co-head Ingrid Vandenborre, partner Julia York and counsel Michael Sheerin dissect the Illumina-Grail merger challenge, which spanned three years and included a multitude of global roadblocks. The trio examines how the challenge played out in the Fifth Circuit and before the FTC and the implications this matter will have on future potential vertical mergers, including how remedies may be viewed by the courts.

Letter From London: The Rise of UK Class Actions and the Competition Appeal Tribunal
This episode of our “Fierce Competition“ podcast looks at trends across the pond in class actions in the U.K. and focuses on the country’s new tribunal that was created specifically to hear class actions. Antitrust/competition partners Bill Batchelor, Bruce Macaulay and Matt Martino discuss the variety of antitrust class actions active in the U.K., differences between class action in the U.S. and the U.K., and steps companies should take following the class certification stage.

Private Equity Under the Antitrust Microscope
In the second installment of our “Fierce Competition” podcast, partners Ken Schwartz, Tara Reinhart and Aurora Luoma discuss issues that antitrust attorneys — on both the corporate and litigation side — encounter as antitrust enforcers continue to set their sights on private equity firms.

A Look at the Evolving Global Deal Landscape
Our first episode kicks off with partners Ingrid Vandenborre, Andrew Foster and David Wales discussing a new era in global merger control law — including a changing regulatory atmosphere, different theories of harm and evolving rules of evidence — and what these topics mean for businesses worldwide.