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Client Alert January 30, 2023

Korean Companies Should Prepare For Rising U.S.-Korea Parallel Antitrust Investigations

  • Korean and U.S. antitrust enforcers are working ever closer together in investigating potential anticompetitive behavior.
  • Korean companies are at risk – even conduct based entirely in Korea could be scrutinized.
  • We look at the enforcement hotspots and how Korean companies can deploy an effective multijurisdictional defensive strategy.

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Client Alert November 2, 2022

Non-U.S. Companies Beware: New U.S. DOJ Guidelines May Apply

  • The U.S. Department of Justice has released new guidelines that signal their aggressive prosecution of individuals and companies outside the U.S.
  • At-risk non-U.S. companies must understand the potential implications of the DOJ’s new position.
  • Our global Government Enforcement Defense team explains why internationally based former U.S. government lawyers are best positioned to address the issues.

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Client Alert May 26, 2021

When Investments Lead to Investigations: Navigating Korea’s Disclosure Rules for Foreign Investors

  • South Korea is an attractive destination for investors in private equity and venture capital, but the country’s changing disclosure rules could risk a drawn-out government investigation.
  • Recent changes, designed to relax disclosure for most investors, adds complexity that could be used by the government against international investors to protect domestic companies.
  • International parties investing in a Korean company can and should anticipate this risk in a way that maintains both independence and confidentiality.

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Client Alert March 12, 2021

Don't Stand Passive Against Anti-Competitive Behavior: U.S. Court Endorses Private Sector Antitrust Tools

  • Companies often believe that the only remedy for anti-competitive behavior comes from government intervention.
  • However, as a recent U.S. appeals court decision illustrates, private parties can obtain relief themselves, even against “consummated” mergers approved by government regulators.
  • This creative strategy is just one of many that companies can deploy by themselves when facing competitive challenges.

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Client Alert December 20, 2018

U.S. Enforcement Against the PRC: Preparing for the Next Wave

  • The U.S. government has made its intentions clear that it will investigate and prosecute PRC-based companies and individuals that it believes employ illegal tactics to compete with U.S. companies in key sectors.
  • Future U.S. actions could come from any number of directions.
  • Whatever action comes next, a cross-border perspective and willingness to represent PRC-side clients against the U.S. government will be essential to an effective response.

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