There are over 140 jurisdictions around the world now applying merger control (antitrust/competition) rules to transactions. This ever-increasing range and complexity of global regulation can result in significant challenges and increased execution risk for the parties involved in M&A activity. Moreover, record breaking levels of penalty are now being imposed for procedural failures in merger control procedures. In order to successfully navigate this environment, companies and their advisers not only need to understand the main practical issues and pitfalls that can arise under different antitrust regimes but also how to ensure smooth running of the antitrust process within the framework and timeline of the broader transaction.
In this breakfast briefing we will be looking at how the antitrust process and risks can be successfully managed in the context of a public or private M&A transaction, and likely changes to the future UK regime in the context of Brexit.
Registration from 08.15, the seminar commences at 08.30, followed by Q&A from 09.15