Antitrust Merger Enforcement: Trends and Developments to Watch Out For
Recording Available: Monday, December 07, 2020
The intensified antitrust enforcement action which has kicked off last year is expected to continue throughout 2020 and beyond. Significant actions include the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) industry-wide scrutiny on some of the largest technology companies, which opened a probe on prior acquisition strategies.
With these emerging challenges in the M&A landscape, it is becoming more crucial for companies that engage in related transactions to be conversant with the recent enforcement trends, developments, and gray areas. This is even more important now as intensified policy measures are also being imposed in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In this LIVE Webcast, a distinguished panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent antitrust merger enforcement trends and developments. Speakers will also offer helpful antitrust compliance practices for firms and companies planning M&A transactions.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Antitrust Mergers: Trends and Developments
- Recent Enforcement Priorities
- Risk Mitigation Strategies
- Best Compliance Practices
- What Lies Ahead
Clifford Chance US LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Who Should Attend:
- Antitrust Lawyers
- Corporate Lawyers
- Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers and Consultants
- Business Executives
- Risk and Compliance Officers
Brian Concklin is a Counsel in Clifford Chance's U.S. Antitrust practice. He advises clients on the formation and clearance of major merger matters, with particular focus on compliance with the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Brian also advises on government investigations, the implementation of antitrust compliance and best practices. Brian has represented clients before both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, including responding to Second Requests, both formal and informal inquiries, and when necessary, negotiating remedies for transactions to obtain clearance.
Brian Concklin is a Counsel in Clifford Chance's U.S. Antitrust practice. He advises clients on the formation and clearance of …
Allen Bachman is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. His practice spans the field of competition law, including U.S. and international merger clearance, complex antitrust litigation, and federal and state government investigations.
Allen is a key member of the firm’s international merger clearance practice, managing matters that require coordination of complex competition filings across multiple jurisdictions and representing clients in highly contested substantive reviews before the U.S. antitrust agencies.
Allen is typically on the phone or in meetings every week with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division or Federal Trade Commission on behalf of K&L Gates’ clients. He has also appeared as lead counsel before competition authorities outside the United States including China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the Canadian Competition Bureau, Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission, and the Romanian Competition Council.
Allen is also an antitrust litigator, having appeared as lead antitrust counsel for clients in federal courts throughout the United States. He is among a handful of attorneys that have litigated merger clearance decisions in federal court having successfully represented Arch Coal in the landmark FTC v Arch Coal decision.
Allen Bachman is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. His practice spans the field of competition law, including U.S. …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of antitrust laws
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Areas of Professional Practice
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