Retail and Consumer Products

Arnold & Porter's Antitrust/Competition and Consumer Protection practice groups are widely recognized for their 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 ranging from counseling, to mergers and acquisitions, to major litigation, to government investigations. Our team has a significant number of engagements representing retailers and consumer product manufacturers.


The Kroger Co. Acquisition of Roundy's Supermarkets
Obtained antitrust clearance for the company’s $800 million acquisition of Roundy’s Supermarkets.
HarperCollins Publishers Government e-Books Investigations and Litigations
Represented publisher in government investigations relating to the sale and distribution of e-books as well as related litigation.
Global manufacturer of electronics equipment Leniency application before the European Commission
Representing client in an ongoing investigation by the EC into an alleged cartel, including the submission of a leniency application and follow-up with the Commission.
The Kroger Co. Merger with Harris Teeter
Obtained antitrust clearance for the client’s US$2.5 billion merger with Harris Teeter Supermarkets.
Unilever Acquisition of Alberto Culver
Obtained antitrust clearance for the company’s US$3.7 billion acquisition of Alberto Culver.

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