Baker Botts in partnership with Concurrences is delighted to host a webinar titled UK Review of Mergers after Brexit: Disruption or Continuation? on Wednesday 24 February at 2.30pm (GMT).
We have seen the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) significantly ramp up merger enforcement in the past 18 months, asserting jurisdiction over deals where the target has little or no UK revenues, and using an array of tools at its disposal to challenge international transactions, including post-closing. This has resulted in a number of lengthy investigations, prohibitions and deals abandoned in the face of antitrust challenge.
With Brexit, the CMA gains broader powers to review deals which were previously under the exclusive jurisdiction of Brussels and is set to take a more prominent role at the forefront of international merger enforcement.
This webinar will expand on recent programs related to the post-Brexit landscape, focusing on UK merger enforcement post-Brexit and the impact on international transactions.
Our speaker panel below will offer their perspectives on what lies ahead, and how companies can best navigate the evolving merger control landscape.
- Catriona Hatton, Partner, Baker Botts
- Matthew Levitt, Partner, Baker Botts
- Joel Bamford, Senior Director of Mergers, UK Competition and Markets Authority
- Manish Das, Head of Competition Law, Lloyds Banking Group
- Alexander Baker, Managing Director, Fingleton
- Rameet Sangha, Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon
The webinar recording is now available here.
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