LONDON and NEW YORK, April 30, 2018: Two antitrust matters on which Morgan Lewis advised clients have been named “Matter of the Year” by Global Competition Review in its 2018 GCR Awards series. Winners in the 2018 awards were chosen from a shortlist by readers who voted for the top cases, law firms, lawyers, economists, and enforcers that had a significant impact over the last year.
Morgan Lewis secured the “Behavioural Matter of the Year—Americas” award for its representation of The Clearing House Payments Company in obtaining a positive business review letter from the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice for its development of a new payment system. This matter was led by antitrust partner Richard Taffet.
The firm also won the award for “Behavioural Matter of the Year—Europe” for its victory on behalf of Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. in its challenge of a search warrant issued by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. The challenge marked the first appeal against a search warrant granted by the High Court under Section 28 of the UK’s Competition Act. Antitrust partner Frances Murphy led the representation along with antitrust partner Omar Shah.