Antitrust / Trade Regulation

Manning Fulton lawyers have for many years provided high-quality, cost-effective and efficient representation to our clients in a wide variety of transactions and disputes involving antitrust and unfair trade practice law.

Manning Fulton lawyers advise and counsel clients on various aspects of federal and state antitrust law claims and compliance, unfair trade practices, and business torts. North Carolina’s “little FTC Act” provides for private causes of action when the federal laws might not otherwise permit them. What constitutes a violation of NC’s laws is a continually developing area of law. We purposefully remain up-to-date on the developments to be able to provide accurate advice to our clients.

Our firm’s litigators represent both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in antitrust and unfair trade practice matters.

We also help our clients comply with the laws in their business transactions to reduce the risk of litigation. We assist in the planning of domestic and international sales and distribution arrangements, franchisor and franchisee relationships and operations, joint ventures, and pricing.

We assist clients with Hart Scott Rodino pre-merger notification filings, provide counseling on Robinson Patman Act price discrimination, and a wide range of types of unfair trade practice issues.

We assist clients on antitrust issues related to a variety of industries, including agribusiness, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and other traditional and technology-based industries.

Our franchise law group represents clients on all aspects of compliance with both Federal Trade Commission and state regulation of franchise relationships.

In serving our clients, Manning Fulton draws on the experience of our attorneys throughout the firm to provide the team to most effectively and efficiently represent the client on antitrust and unfair trade practice issues.  Our combined industry knowledge helps us effectively represent large corporations as well as small privately-held companies in disputes and transactions with companies of all sizes. 

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