Summer 2018's top antitrust & competition stories
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“Enforcement against companies for gun jumping is not a new phenomenon. However, the landscape is continuously changing and developing. Now more than ever, dealmakers need to seek advice from the early stages of developing the deal structure through to liaising with the counterparty and integration planning.”Read more Falling foul of merger control rules can be expensive
“A veritable ‘arms race’ towards stricter foreign investment controls is in full swing in many jurisdictions. This is having a real impact on timing and strategy for M&A deals.”Read more Governments put more hurdles in the way of foreign investment
“We expect the trend of antitrust agencies around the world looking at no poach agreements to continue – particularly given the purported prevalence of such arrangements as a matter of standard HR practice within a number of industries.”Read more No poach agreements: What’s the big deal?
“As the complexity and intensity of competition authorities’ requests for information in merger reviews continue to escalate, so does the risk of unearthing evidence of past or ongoing coordination and triggering a civil or criminal antitrust investigation.”Read more Beware the risks of a merger review morphing into an antitrust investigation