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Merger control

Comprehensive advice on cross-border and national transactions.

In an era of heightened regulatory scrutiny of deals, clients rely on us for their most complex merger control strategies around the globe.

Our lawyers have market leading experience of merger control regimes around the world. We represent companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures before major competition authorities including the European Commission, the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, China’s SAMR, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission as well as national competition authorities in the EU member states and in Russia.

Our international reputation means clients regularly ask us to lead the global co-ordination of multi-jurisdictional merger proceedings, combining our own forces with trusted local advice from our network of relationship firms in jurisdictions where we do not practise the local law – and so delivering the best outcome in every country.

We also provide an integrated and coordinated approach to the burgeoning public interest and foreign investment requirements in an increasing number of jurisdictions.

We have a proven track record in complex international cases involving detailed remedy negotiations and have handled countless in-depth investigations by major authorities worldwide.

Clients increasingly call upon us to represent them in litigation arising from contentious merger proceedings as well as in strategic third party interventions in merger investigations.

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