Stephen M. Pepper

Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York)

Mr. Pepper is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department. He regularly advises clients on the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and has extensive experience with the antitrust pre-acquisition reporting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. He has significant experience with the HSR Act implications of complex transactions involving private equity firms and hedge funds. Mr. Pepper also frequently advises clients on global merger clearance strategy for international transactions, coordinating international merger control filings and clearance efforts. He has obtained antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign merger control authorities for transactions in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, semiconductor equipment, engineering, electronics, retail clothing stores, banking, cable programming and distribution, energy and natural gas pipeline distribution, and magazine and software publishing.


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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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