Merger control is critical to the success of any M&A transaction
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At Linklaters, we have world-leading experience thanks to our dedicated and truly integrated global network. We are continually monitoring developments in this rapidly evolving area in order to remain ahead of the curve. We offer clients a one stop shop for handling merger control and foreign investment review filings: a single, central point of contact, as well as a consistently high level of quality.
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Merger control is critical to the success of any M&A transaction. Linklaters’ truly global 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. We offer clients a one stop shop for handling merger control and foreign investment review filings: a single, central point of contact, as well as a consistently high level of quality.
With our global footprint and on-the-ground experience in multiple jurisdictions our Antitrust & Foreign Investment team support clients through the broad spectrum of challenges that arise before, during and after an investigation into behavioural conduct issues.
Linklaters has extensive experience of advising on the application of the EU procurement Directives and the implementing regulations adopted in various Member States. We have been involved in many important projects for both private and public sector clients (including national governments), which have required a combination of detailed technical legal expertise, innovative thinking and commercial focus.
In this evolving legal environment, companies with no previous (and often no foreseen) exposure to State aid issues are increasingly affected by the rules. Companies increasingly view State aid law as a powerful tool to challenge the legality of fiscal regimes and other State measures which favour their competitors. Our clients gain a competitive advantage from our wealth of experience in handling complex State aid cases.
The FSR builds on elements of State aid, merger control, foreign investment, public procurement, and trade defence. Our global team is one of the world’s leading practices across the spectrum of these matters and we have the skills, experience and bandwidth required to prepare your business. We advise on the most complex and strategic matters and have an award-winning reputation for innovation and excellence.
The team has advised on price controls, market access and liberalisation for utilities companies, as well as on the regulatory issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions and financing/restructuring transactions.
In this series of bitesize podcasts and summary PDF report, we feature partners from our global team highlighting the key themes we believe will significantly affect businesses in 2022.
LinkingCompetition is our global competition blog, where you will find insights, commentary and news from our dedicated competition lawyers around the globe.
Welcome to the Antitrust & Foreign Investment Media Hub, the home for on demand video and audio content from the Linklaters' Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group. On this page you can access webinars and podcasts in which competition experts from around the world discuss the key competition and regulatory issues of today.
Platypus is our new online UK merger control hub. We will present and refresh up-to-date key statistics and commentary on the UK Competition and Market Authority’s decisional practice outcomes. We will also highlight the differences between CMA and DG Comp outcomes and approach, given the arrival of parallel EU and UK merger regimes in 2021.
How long does EU merger review, including prenotification, take? What is the EC’s rate of intervention? What are its preferences in green-lighting an acceptable remedy? Rhino aims to answer these questions based on hard data.
Our interactive map provides a summary of how responses to Covid-19 are impacting global merger control reviews in key jurisdictions around the world.