Co-chair of the Paul, Weiss antitrust practice, Aidan Synnott focuses on high-stakes antitrust litigation, regulatory investigations and merger clearance, as well as bankruptcy and other complex commercial litigation. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts and in ADR forums, and frequently represents clients in antitrust investigations by the US and EU governmental agencies.
A fellow of the American Bar Foundation, he has been an associate editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and editorial board member of the American Bar Association’s Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments. He was co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Section of Commercial and Federal Litigation’s Committee on Antitrust and a member of the Executive Committee of the Section. He has been a guest lecturer and speaker at New York University School of Law, the Wharton School and the University of Michigan Law School, and has published extensively in the areas of antitrust and IP law. He is recognised as a leading lawyer for his work in antitrust by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Aidan has been included in Who’s Who Legal: Competition since 2013.
Aidan earned his law degrees from the University of Michigan, the Honorable Society of King’s Inns and the National University of Ireland.
There continues to be international overlap among the public competition issues attracting government enforcement attention. Although the covid-19 pandemic has raised competition matters, including price-gouging investigations and policy statements on collaborations to fight the pandemic, competition enforcement in many jurisdictions continues in line with past practice, while a few jurisdictions are seeing record fines or activity in certain areas. Merger review and enforcement activity remains robust and the policing of cartels remains a focus of competition agencies around the globe, while digital platforms have continued to attract scrutiny and regulatory action worldwide.