Merger control is critical to the success of any M&A transaction.
Linklaters’ competition team works with clients to devise their global merger control strategy. We combine commercial, legal, economic and often political considerations to maximise the chance of a successful outcome.
deliver clear, commercial advice on competition risk at the outset of a deal as well as innovative structuring solutions
work with other key advisers to ensure competition aspects of the transaction are integrated into the deal and public affairs strategy
coordinate and make notifications to the competition authorities around the globe, ensuring a consistent and coherent approach
gather evidence, effectively mesh economic and legal arguments and deploy advocacy skills to achieve clearance
propose, negotiate and implement innovative solutions where necessary
Similarly, where commercial interests may be adversely affected by a merger between competitors, suppliers or customers, clients can rely on us to give realistic advice, focus their competition arguments and advocate their case effectively to competition authorities.