Bona Law has developed a pre-packaged legal resource with the information startups need to know about antitrust particularly when they’re still small and growing. Why? Even a basic understanding of competition law can help in-house counsel and businesspeople spot potential opportunities in B2B negotiations and prevent harmful and very costly antitrust mistakes. Even the suspicion of an antitrust violation can break a company’s spirit and gut it financially, and any notion that the Department of Justice and civil plaintiffs give a “pass” to emerging companies is false. The smallest and the newest of companies can be on the hook for both criminal and civil competition problems.
But you can’t recognize an antitrust concern—or an antitrust opportunity—if you’re unfamiliar with basic antitrust concepts. Getting Started supplies startups with the language and know-how to spot and address antitrust issues that we see regularly with growing companies. We intend that these materials will function as a reliable alternative to piecemeal online searching or pay-walled antitrust advice.
Two editions of Getting Started are now available: Getting Started for Tech and Getting Started for Hiring & Compensation. They can be downloaded here.
If I Were You is a Bona Law podcast that gives in-house lawyers the essential 5 bullet points they need to explain real-world antitrust and competition risks to their business teams. The podcast is a quick 10 minutes or less, easily digestible during a commute or errand, and we think it’s so understandable that it could be circulated directly to the business side if desired.