For the third consecutive year, Global Competition Review has named Bates White in its "Economics 20," a listing of the world’s leading competition economics firms. Selection into this group of 20 firms is highly competitive and determined by an independent survey that analyzes the nominated firms’ size, presence of leading economists, recent client successes, historical pedigree, and market visibility.
Global Competition Review recognized Bates White’s work supporting Grifols, S.A. in its acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp., as well as the proposed merger of DuPont’s agricultural subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred with Pannar Seed in South Africa. Also noted was the analysis that Bates White presented to DOJ on behalf of SGL Carbon SE in connection with the potential anticompetitive effects and increased risk of collusion following the sale of Seadrift Coke L.P. to GrafTech International, Ltd. In addition, Global Competition Review referenced Bates White’s current work in the TFT-LCD andUrethanes antitrust cases, as well as a price-fixing case in the nutrition industry. Finally, the profile highlighted Bates White’s analysis and assistance with the FTC’s second request on behalf of a healthcare services provider in connection with its proposed acquisition of a competitor.
Bates White’s Antitrust and Competition Practice comprises 93 competition specialists and 8 economists recognized by Global Competition Review in its annual survey of leading competition economists, The International Who’s Who of Competition Economists. Cory Capps, Paul Johnson, and Keith Waehrer join the 2012 list of Who’s Who economists, which also includes Douglas Bernheim, George Rozanski, Halbert White, Marius Schwartz, and Michael Whinston.