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Competition Section webinar: Multijurisdictional Merger Control – Practical Guidance in this increasingly ‘hot’ enforcement climate (18 September)

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Join our one-hour webinar with Davina Garrod, head of EU/UK Competition, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP

Overview

Merger control rules for over 120 jurisdictions are enforced around the world. As more countries launch merger control regimes against the backdrop of multifaceted and evolving existing rules, merging parties and their solicitors increasingly devote significant resources to identifying all required filing jurisdictions, the level of antitrust risk in each jurisdiction and coordination of merger control investigations filings.

Our one-hour webinar will provide:

  • a practical guide to undertaking a multijurisdictional analysis
  • guidance on how to navigate the major regimes, including the EU and UK
  • advice on managing local counsel, co-ordinating multiple investigations and achieving swift approvals
  • insights on allocating risk, and drafting non-competes and other key clauses in sale and purchase agreements.

Why attend?

  • The European Commission (EC) and other major competition authorities are increasingly co-ordinating and taking robust enforcement action against acquirers/merging parties for failure to notify, ‘gun-jumping’ and the provision of false or misleading information.
  • Antitrust issues which are not identified and addressed sufficiently early can delay transaction timetables and increase the legal risk associated with transactions.
  • Antitrust considerations can be used to improve leverage in transactional negotiations.      

Speaker

Davina Garrod, head of EU/UK Competition, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP

Davina Garrod

Davina advises multinationals, corporates and financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and restructurings, as well as representing clients in behavioural/cartel investigations and in follow-on and standalone competition damages claims.

Recognised for her ’encyclopedic understanding of competition and merger control laws’ (Legal 500 ), she has 20 years experience in conducting multijurisdictional merger control analyses, obtaining antitrust and regulatory approvals in complex transactions within and outside of the EU, and negotiating remedies packages with multiple authorities.

Davina has previously been the Law Society Council member for EU Matters and chair of the Competition Section. She holds a BA/MA (Hons) in Law from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. Davina has worked in Washington DC, Brussels, Germany and the UK.

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Benefits of Membership*

Competition Section renewals

The Competition Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Compliance and regulation
  • Brexit
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Damages actions
  • Mergers
  • Cartel enforcement
  • Dawn Raids
  • Sector Inquiries

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Podcasts, Conference, Annual Dinner, Webinars and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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