Michael Kucharski is an associate in White & Case's Antitrust/Competition Group. His practice involves a wide-range of antitrust matters. In particular, Michael specializes in obtaining merger clearances from various antirust authorities around the world. He has experience gaining merger clearance in front of regulators in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia amongst others. Michael advises clients on Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) compliance and filings, as well as Second Request compliance.
Michael has represented clients in antitrust investigations around the world, including high-profile matters involving several social media, oil and gas, and financial services companies, as well as unique first-of-their-kind investigations. Michael has also represented airlines in front of the DOT to seek antitrust clearance on joint-venture agreements.
In addition to his investigation and merger clearance experience, Michael also has antitrust litigation experience in representing clients in group-boycott cases alleging Sherman, Clayton, and Donnely Act violations, as well advising clients on their compliance with antitrust regulations in order to avoid potential antitrust claims.
In addition to his antitrust experience, Michael has litigation and arbitration experience, having represented clients in numerous complex litigations. In particular, he has represented numerous debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings, including Hertz. In addition, Michael has also represented clients in front of various arbitral bodies, including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and ad hoc arbitrations. His arbitration work has included both investor-state disputes, as well as commercial disputes under a variety of laws.
Michael maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in numerous immigration and asylum related petitions.