Capabilities
Antitrust/Competition

Chemicals

Arnold & Porter's Antitrust/Competition practice group is widely recognized for its breadth, depth, and excellence. More than 110 attorneys in our offices in the United States and Europe represent clients in a wide variety of antitrust matters including counseling, mergers and acquisitions, major litigation, and government investigations. Our team has handled a significant number of chemical sector engagements.

Experience

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Joint venture with Exxon-Mobil

Obtained antitrust clearances associated with the creation of a joint venture with Exxon-Mobil to build and operate an over US $7.0 billion petrochemical plant producing ethylene and ethylene derivatives.  

Cytec Acquisition by Solvay
Obtained antitrust clearances associated with the company’s US$5.5 billion acquisition by Solvay.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Specialty chemicals manufacturing joint venture
Obtained antitrust clearance for the US$640 million joint venture between SABIC and SK Global Chemicals for the manufacture of high performance polyethylene products.
Cristal USA (fka Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Inc.) Titanium dioxide antitrust class action litigation
Represent client in putative class action where indirect purchaser plaintiffs allege a price-fixing conspiracy among US producers of titanium dioxide.
BASF Acquisition of Cognis AG
Obtained antitrust clearance for the company's US$3.8 billion acquisition of Cognis AG with Phase I commitments in the European Union and without a second request in the US.
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