George Paul

White & Case (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

George Paul is an antitrust lawyer advising clients on a range of international competition issues, including litigation, merger clearance, and criminal defense, often involving multiple competition agencies across the globe. He has significant experience in antitrust counseling and litigation arising from US and cross-border mergers and joint ventures before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and other authorities. He regularly advises clients on merger control filings for cross-border transactions and coordinate their HSR and international filings efforts. He has handled complex antitrust issues for a variety of companies, in a variety of industries, such as retailing, healthcare, mining services, petrochemicals, consumer products and electronics. His experience also includes regularly counseling companies and individuals on criminal antitrust matters before enforcement agencies from around the world, including the US Department of Justice, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, EU, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, and South Africa. He work closely with the Firm’s international offices in defending global clients in criminal antitrust grand jury investigations in the United States and has advised clients facing global cartel investigations. Mr. Paul was recently recognized by Legal 500 USA as a "world-class antitrust lawyer" with "an impressive track record for merger-related antitrust issues."

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2225 Bulletin

George L. Paul, Mark Gidley, Martin Toto, Noah A. Brumfield, Rebecca H. Farrington The US Federal Trade Commission announces the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act notification thresholds

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On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds. The FTC is required by law to revise the jurisdictional thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. Accordingly, the 2018 (...)

George L. Paul, Noah A. Brumfield, Rebecca H. Farrington The Chinese MOFCOM reviews a merger in the communication sector, before it is called off because of the length of the merger control review process (Publicis / Omnicom)

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Advertising giants Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe called off their US$35 billion merger on May 8, 2014, terminating a transaction that would have created the largest advertising company in the world. Publicis chairman, Maurice Lévy, and Omnicom CEO, John Wren, said in a joint statement, “The (...)

George L. Paul, Gregory Pryor, Rebecca H. Farrington The US Department of Justice prohibits a merger between the two leading providers of ratings and reviews platforms that resulted in the elimination of meaningful competition in that sector, despite the fact that the transaction was non reportable (Bazaarvoice / PowerReviews)

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If you thought not having to report your proposed acquisition to the US Department of Justice and the US Federal Trade Commission meant never worrying about antitrust issues, think again. The DOJ’s recent pursuit of Bazaarvoice, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of PowerReviews, Inc. (...)

Charles Moore, George L. Paul, Lynn Diamond, Mark Gidley, Martin Toto, Noah A. Brumfield, Rebecca H. Farrington The US FTC and DoJ issue new premerger reporting rules introducing new obligations for private equity funds and hedge funds

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This article has been nominated by readers for the business category, mergers section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. New rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission on July 7, 2011 will streamline some information required (...)

George L. Paul A US Federal Court of Appeals issues a decision in healthcare sector clarifying the bounds of lawful information exchanges in pre-merger due diligence (Omnicare, UnitedHealth)

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Federal Appeals Court Clarifies the Bounds of Lawful Information Exchanges in Pre-Merger Due Diligence* Information sharing between merging parties is a crucial part of pre-merger due diligence, yet courts have rarely weighed in to clarify when, if ever, such information exchanges run afoul of (...)

George L. Paul, Jack E. Pace, Joseph Angland, Mark Gidley, Martin Toto, Robert Milne The Department of Justice withdraws the report untitled Competition and Monopoly (Single-Firm Conduct under Section 2 of the Sherman Act that had been issued by the Division in September 2008)

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On May 11, 2009, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), in a speech by new Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney and a press release issued later in the day, formally withdrew the report entitled Competition and Monopoly: Single-Firm Conduct under Section 2 of the (...)

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