Portrait of
Recognized as a
leading antitrust
lawyer in New York
by Chambers USA 2015

Education

  • University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France, J.D., (Maitrise) in International and European Law, cum laude – Valedictorian
  • University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France, LL.M., (D.E.A.) in Conflict of Laws and International Business Trade Law, cum laude
  • Fordham University School of Law, LL.M., cum laude

Admissions

  • New York

Languages

  • French (Fluent)


Olivier N. Antoine, Partner New York
oantoine@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.803.4022
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Olivier N. Antoine is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group in the firm's New York office.

Olivier's practice involves antitrust counseling on a broad range of competition and antitrust law matters in the United States and abroad, with particular focus on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as U.S. and international monopolization and cartel matters.

Olivier has extensive experience representing corporate clients in difficult merger and antitrust investigations before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the European Commission, MOFCOM, NDRC, and many other foreign antitrust agencies. In addition, his practice includes civil and criminal antitrust enforcement matters, private antitrust litigation, and compliance and audit counseling.

Olivier has been ranked by clients and peers in Chambers USA 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as a leading lawyer in Antitrust (New York). Olivier has also been recognized by Global Competition Review's Who's Who Legal of Competition Lawyers in New York since 2010. Olivier's practice was highlighted in the "Highly Recommended" section of Global Competition Review's Surveys of the New York Antitrust Bar:

"Perhaps no New York antitrust team has boosted its profile more in the past year than Crowell & Moring… and Who's Who Legal Nominee Olivier N. Antoine… manage the kinds of competition cases that could make its rival envious. The New York team has the ability and expertise to handle every kind of antitrust issue, from merger to criminal prosecutions, and do it well."

Olivier has significant experience handling strategic antitrust matters before antitrust agencies overseas. He has defended companies in antitrust and merger investigations in more than thirty jurisdictions outside of the United States, including the European Union, Canada, Germany, France, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Spain, South Africa, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China (both at MOFCOM and NDRC). The breadth of his international experience includes several protracted Phase II investigations before the European Commission, the South African Competition Commission, MOFCOM, and Brazilian antitrust authority CADE.

Olivier's work has covered a broad range of industries, including satellite radio, recorded music and music publishing, telecommunications, fixed satellites, television broadcasting, oil and gas, paper and forestry products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, food products, bread, spirits, beer, vitamins, textiles, chemicals, fertilizers, sports goods, airlines, automotive and automotive parts, semiconductors, media buying, banking, financial services, and private equity.

Representative M&A and Joint Venture Experience

  • Represented TransCanada in its $13 billion acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group.
  • Represented AT&T Inc. in its $67 billion acquisition of DirecTV
  • Represented a third party foodservice distributor opposing Sysco’s proposed acquisition of U.S. Foods.
  • Represented Alcoa in its $2.85 billion acquisition of Firth Rixson.
  • Represented Siemens AG in the $1.3 billion sale of its Healthcare IT business to Cerner.
  • Represented Siemens AG in the sale of its microbiology business to Danaher.
  • Represented Siemens AG in its global collaboration with Varian Medical Systems.
  • Represented AT&T Inc. in its $1.19 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs & Co. in its spinoff of the REDI business.
  • Represented Flowers Foods in its $355 million acquisition of the Hostess bread assets.
  • Represented DuPont in the $4.9 billion sale of DuPont Paint and Coating business to the Carlyle Group.
  • DOJ investigations of teaming agreement and interlocking directorate (Clayton 8) issues.
  • Represented Veolia in the $1.9 billion sale of its waste assets to Highstar Capital.
  • Represented UTC in its $15.5 billion acquisition of Goodrich.
  • Represented Siemens AG in its acquisitions of Vistagy and e-Meter.
  • Represented AT&T Inc. in its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc.
  • Represented Reed Elsevier PLC in its $4.1 billion acquisition of ChoicePoint.
  • Represented AT&T Inc. in its $944 million acquisition of Centennial Communications
  • Represented Sirius Satellite Radio in its $13 billion merger with XM Satellite Radio.
  • Represented Travelport in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Worldspan.
  • Represented Smithfield Foods in its $810 million acquisition of Premium Standard Foods.
  • Represented Smithfield Foods in its $367 million acquisition of Farmland Foods.
  • Represented PanAmSat in its $3.2 billion sale to Intelsat.
  • Represented Adidas AG in its $3.8 billion acquisition of Reebok.
  • Represented VNU in the attempted $7 billion acquisition of IMS Health.
  • Represented Celanese before the European Commission in its $492 million acquisition of Acetex. (Phase II investigation)
  • Represented Grey Global in its $1.7 billion sale to WPP.
  • Represented CSL in its $925 million acquisition of the Aventis Behring plasma business.
  • Represented Vivendi Universal in its $8.1 billion sale of the Seagram Spirits and Wine business to Diageo and Pernod Ricard.
  • Represented TotalFina before the European Commission in its €50 billion acquisition of Elf. (Phase II investigation).

Representative Litigation Experience

  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. v. Kolon Industries, Inc., No. 3.09cv58 (E.D.VA) – Represented E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in trade secret infringement litigation against Kolon Industries, Inc., and related monopolization counterclaim (ED Va). DuPont won a $919.9 million verdict, and the antitrust counterclaim was dismissed with prejudice.
  • In re Air Cargo Antitrust Litigation, MDL-1715 (E.D.N.Y.) – Represented a European airline in defending class action claims that air cargo rates were fixed.
  • In re Digital Music Antitrust Litigation, No. 06 MD 1780 (S.D.N.Y) – Represented Warner Music Group in connection with DOJ and NYAG investigations regarding the pricing of digital music and in class action claims filed against music companies alleging collusion in digital music pricing.
  • In re Methyl-Methacrylate Antitrust Litigation, MDL-1768 (E.D. Pa.) – Represented Lucite Inc. in class actions alleging a conspiracy to fix prices of methyl-methacrylate (MMA) and polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA).
  • In re Publication Paper Antitrust Litigation (MDL No. 1631, D. Conn.) – Represented a major pulp and paper producer in a nationwide antitrust action alleging an unlawful conspiracy to fix the price of publication paper.

Olivier received a Maitrise en droit (J.D.), cum laude, valedictorian, from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Diplome D'Etudes Approfondies (LL.M), cum laude, from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and an LL.M, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law. Before joining Crowell & Moring, Olivier worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, where he was a litigation and antitrust attorney for eight years.

A member of the New York Bar, Olivier is the chair of the International Antitrust and Competition Law Committee of the International Law and Practice (ILP) Section of the New York State Bar Association and also serves as a member of the Steering Group for the International Antitrust Law Committee of the ABA Section of International Law. Olivier also serves as a member of the legal committee of the Board of the Lycée Français de New York.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: New York, various Federal Courts



Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • "China’s New Economy and its Impact on Business," U.S.-China Roundtable, New York, NY (November 2, 2015). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Protectionism and Antitrust—Recent Developments from Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas and China," Fifth Annual Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas Panel, New York, NY (June 23, 2015). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Antitrust Update," ABA Antitrust Section Teleconference, sponsored by the Corporate Counseling Committee (May 2015). Presenters: Shawn R. Johnson, Chahira Solh, Mary Anne Mason, Sean-Paul Brankin, and Olivier Antoine.
  • "Merger: Evidence in Merger Reviews - Handling Customer Views," GCR Live 4th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, Miami, FL (February 6-7, 2015). Moderator: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas and Consumer Harm: How Does Enforcement Help Consumers?" Fordham Law School, New York, NY (June 11, 2014). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Joint Ventures, Minority Investments, Assets Acquisitions and Internal Reorganizations," ABA Section of International Law, Chicago, IL (June 7, 2014). Speaker: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Career in International Antitrust – Global Opportunities for Young Lawyers," ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Columbia Law School, NY (April 2014). Speaker: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Antitrust Analysis of Global Mergers," Antitrust Law and Policy Class, Fordham Law School (March 2014). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "In-House Counsel Perspectives on Notifying Complex Mergers in Multiple Jurisdictions," Global Competition Review Live 3rd Annual Law Leader Forum, Miami, FL (February 2014). Moderator: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Antitrust Developments in the European Union," Competition Committee Meeting of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), Washington, D.C. (May 2013). Speaker: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Les dernières évolutions en droit antitrust américain et leurs impacts possibles en Europe," Paris, France (May 2013). Speaker: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "China - Inside and Out: Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Other Regulatory Issues for Initiating and Operating Outbound and Inbound," China World Hotel, Beijing (September 16-17, 2013). Planning Committee Member: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Antitrust Analysis of Global Mergers," Antitrust Law and Policy Class, Fordham Law School (March 21, 2013). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Joint Ventures, Subcontracting and Teaming Agreements – Avoiding Antitrust Risks," Global Competition Review 2nd Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum 2013, Miami, Fl (February 8-9, 2013). Moderator: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas: Is Big Bad Again? What You Need to Know," Fordham Law School, New York, NY (January 23, 2013). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Récentes tendances du droit antitrust U.S. et leur impacts possibles en Europe," Paris, France (June 2012). Speaker: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Recent Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas: What You Need to Know," Seminar, New York, NY (January 25, 2012). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Recent Antitrust Enforcement In Latin America: What Every US Company Needs To Know," Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar (February 24, 2011). Moderator: Olivier Antoine.
  • "Recent Antitrust Enforcement In Latin America: What Every US Company Needs To Know," Crowell & Moring Event, New York, NY (January 26, 2011). Moderator: Olivier Antoine.
  • "Around The World in 90 Minutes: New Developments in Merger Review," Teleconference, ABA Section of International Law - International Antitrust Law Committee (February 25, 2010). Panelist: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Global Antitrust Enforcement: Who Runs the Show? The Revitalization of U.S. Antitrust Enforcement and the Rise and Prominence of Foreign Antitrust Regimes," American Foreign Law Association, New York, NY (November 18, 2009). Presenter: Olivier Antoine.
  • "China's New Antitrust Law, A Global Perspective", Chinese Business Lawyers Association, New York, NY (September 10, 2009). Presenter: Olivier Antoine.
  • "Comity in Practice: Resolving Conflicting Notions of Privilege, Privacy, and Jurisdiction in the Era of Global Cartel Enforcement," ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, Washington DC (April 15, 2009). Panelist: Olivier N. Antoine
  • "International Ethics: Legal Privilege vs. Professional Secrecy - Cross-Border Implications," NYSBA's International Law & Practice Section - Seasonal Meeting 2008, Stockholm, Sweden (September 2008). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "The Industry v. The Pirates: Where Does Free Access End and Piracy Begin?," New York State Bar Association Symposium on Global Internet Piracy (February 22, 2008). Presenter: Olivier N. Antoine.
  • "Redefining 'Superpower': China's Economic and Military Policies and Their Global Impact," New York State Bar Associations Symposium on M&A developments in China (March 2007). Panelist: Olivier N. Antoine.


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Jan.22.2015 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 15th Edition "GCR 100"
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May.24.2013 Chambers USA Ranks 45 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
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Dec.03.2012 Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 13th Edition "GCR 100" in D.C. and New York
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Jun.09.2011 Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review’s "GCR 100" and "U.S. Government Antitrust" Surveys
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Feb.03.2010 New York State Bar Association Names 19 Crowell & Moring Attorneys As “Empire State Counsel” For Outstanding Pro Bono Efforts
Feb.01.2010 Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured In Global Competition Review's Annual "GCR 100" List
Sep.03.2008 Antitrust Lawyer Olivier N. Antoine Joins Crowell & Moring's New York Office
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