Peter J. Love

Jones Day (Washington DC)
Lawyer (Partner)

Peter Love is partner at Jones Day (Washington, DC office). He practices antitrust and competition law, advising clients primarily on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures as well as providing counseling on non-merger matters. He has represented a variety of clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state antitrust enforcers, and he has extensive experience in a broad range of industries, including energy, automotive, chemicals, broadcasting, telecommunications, and consumer products. Peter’s transactional work has encompassed counseling clients at every stage of a deal, from pre-merger planning, through regulatory filings, Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations, Congressional inquiries, and litigation as well as post-closing investigations. Representative matters include: the merger of SAB Miller’s and Molson Coors’ U.S. operations to form Miller-Coors; the merger of Western Refining and Giant industries, which the FTC challenged unsuccessfully in U.S. District Court; Magellan Midstream Partners’ acquisition of the Longhorn Pipeline from Flying J; Alon USA’s acquisitions of Paramount Petroleum and Edgington Oil; and Live Nation’s acquisition of House of Blues Entertainment. Peter also has provided antitrust counsel to a variety of companies on non-merger competition issues, such as tying, exclusive dealing, loyalty discounts, and other unilateral conduct issues. Peter’s publications include articles on agency efforts to seek preliminary injunctions, in particular regarding the Whole Foods acquisition of Wild Oats and the proposed merger of CCC Information Systems and Mitchell International. Peter also is active in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law and has served on the Merger Process Reform and Merger Guidelines Revisions task forces of the ABA’s Antitrust Section.

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