Ilene Knable Gotts

Ilene Knable Gotts

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Ilene Knable Gotts is a partner in the New York City law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she focuses on antitrust matters. Mrs Gotts is regularly recognised as one of the world’s top antitrust lawyers, including being recognised for over a decade in Who’s Who Legal as one of the top 15 global competition lawyers, in the first-tier ranking of Chambers USA and in the ‘leading individuals’ ranking of PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, being named an ‘All Star’ by BTI Consulting Group due to her level of dedication and commitment to exceptional client service, and having been selected as the ‘Antitrust Lawyer of the Year’ for 2016 by the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Best Lawyer’ survey.

Mrs Gotts was a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Board of Governors from 2015 to 2018, having previously served as chair of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law, as well as in a variety of leadership positions in the Section for over two decades, including as the International Officer. From 2006 to 2007, Mrs Gotts was chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. She is currently a member of the American Law Institute.

Mrs Gotts is a frequent guest speaker, has had over 200 articles published on antitrust-related topics and has been the editor of the ABA’s Merger Review Process handbook for the past 20 years

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The Merger Control Review

Edition 12

The Merger Control Review provides an incisive overview and analysis of the pre-merger competition and notification regimes across key jurisdictions worldwide, as well as a discussion of recent decisions, strategic considerations and likely upcoming developments. Given the ability of most competition agencies with pre-merger notification laws to delay, and even block, a transaction, it is imperative to take each jurisdiction – small or large, new or mature – seriously.

The Private Competition Enforcement Review

Edition 15

The Private Competition Enforcement Review is a useful overview of the frameworks governing private actions for competition and antitrust law violations in key jurisdictions worldwide. With a focus on recent developments, it examines crucial issues including standing, evidence, collective actions, damages, settlement, alternative dispute resolution and much more. It also provides an outlook for potential future developments in this area.

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