Daniel Bitton is a “very hard-working” lawyer who is endorsed for his “excellent analytical ability, strong client skills and excellent commercial awareness”.
Trained in the EU and US, Mr Bitton navigates Fortune 500 clients through antitrust litigation, government investigations and merger clearance processes across the globe. Mr Bitton is regular antitrust counsel to major Fortune 500 companies like Google, McKesson and Johnson Controls. His recent representations include defending three Danfoss Group companies in a federal cartel litigation brought by GE; securing global clearance for Johnson Controls’ US$2 billion sale of Scott Safety to 3M; securing clearance for several significant deals by McKesson, including its US$3.4 billion healthcare technology joint venture with Change Healthcare, its US$1.4 billion acquisition of CoverMyMeds, and its US$735 million acquisition of RxCrossRoads from CVS; securing global clearance for Dell’s US$67 billion acquisition of EMC (largest tech deal in history; nominated for GCR Deal of the Year award); securing global clearance for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s US$13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies (nominated for GCR Matter of the Year award); assisting Google in various government investigations and securing clearance for Google’s US$2.35 billion sale of Motorola Home to ARRIS and its US$700 million acquisition of ITA Software (GCR Merger Control Matter of the Year – Americas); helping Tomkins plc prevail in a landmark case before the European Court of Justice about parent liability for a former subsidiary’s cartel violations (nominated for GCR Behavioural Matter of the Year – Europe award).
Mr Bitton’s recent publications on antitrust include the following: “United States – E-Commerce and Big Data: Merger Control” (January 2019); “Transatlantic Use of Witness Statements: How EU Cooperation Obligations can Lead to Violation of the Fifth Amendment” (December 2017); “Merger Control in the US: Obama’s Legacy” (October 2016); “Merger Control in China: Looking Back at Eight Years of Enforcement Under the Anti-Monopoly Law” (October 2016) and the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award nominated article, “Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Extraterritoriality and Comity” (Autumn 2015).