Michael N. Sohn

Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York), Davis Polk & Wardwell (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Michael Sohn, a former General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission, is a member of Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, based in Washington DC office. Mr. Sohn’s practice focuses on the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, as well as government and private antitrust litigation and investigations. He is widely recognized for his involvement in sensitive and complex antitrust matters, particularly with regard to facilitating innovative agreements between companies and reviewing government authorities. Mr. Sohn has represented clients such as Wyeth, GE, Merck, Nasdaq, Emerson, Comcast, Palm, PricewaterhouseCoopers and PepsiCo in merger investigations and litigation before the FTC and the Justice Department. He also provides general antitrust counseling for a variety of clients, including GE and Forest Laboratories. He served as General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission from 1977 to 1980. Mr. Sohn joined Davis Polk from a major Washington law firm where he led the antitrust practice for many years.


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Michael N. Sohn The MOFCOM blocks a transaction notwithstanding the fact that both U.S. and European authorities had chosen not to challenge the joint venture (MSC, CMA CGM, P3)


For only the second time since it began reviewing mergers and joint ventures in 2008, when China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) came into effect, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has blocked a proposed transaction rather than addressing its competition and trade policy concerns through some form (...)

Arthur Burke, Christopher B. Hockett, Howard Zhang, Joel M. Cohen, Michael N. Sohn, Miranda So, Ronan P. Harty, Stephen M. Pepper The US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit potentially expands the extraterritorial reach of the U.S. antitrust laws (Minn-Chem / Agrium)


Introduction The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the “Court”) recently potentially expanded the extraterritorial reach of the U.S. antitrust laws. Its unanimous en banc decision in Minn-Chem, Inc. v. Agrium Inc. (7th Cir. 2012) may make it easier for the Department of Justice (...)

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