International Merger Control: Significant Issues for 2016 & Beyond
As international M&A activities continue to grow, new merger control regimes have proliferated across the globe. In addition, national governments have significantly heightened their enforcement of merger control rules, resulting to another layer of complexity for the industries. This increasing merger control regimes and intensified enforcement have led to increased execution risk for cross-border deals. Understanding the common issues in merger control laws and regulations may equip potential acquirers and merger control counsel with the tools needed in navigating the complex labyrinth of global merger control.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant issues in International Merger Control. They will provide an in-depth discussion of some of the most complicated merger control regimes in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Undertaking Multijurisdictional Analysis
- Navigating Merger Control Regimes: Authorities and Legislation
- Notification and Impact to Transaction Timeline
- Managing Local Counsel, Timeline and Competing Priorities
Izzet M. Sinan, Partner
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
- Dealing with data – to understand its risk and see whether the power of data will affect the current merger review practice? In particular, the jurisdictional issues.
- Whether China’s appetite for overseas acquisitions would continue?
- Competition authorities around the globe are increasingly focused on collaboration in certain cross-border mergers. How to adapt a merger filing strategy in face of such trend becomes increasingly important for businesses.
Susan Ning, Senior Partner
King & Wood Mallesons
- Minority Shareholdings
Who Should Attend:
- In-house Counsel
- Merger Control and Antitrust Practitioners
- Investment Advisers
- Business Executives
- Private Equity Firms
- Multinational Companies
Susan Ning is a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons and the head of the Commercial and Regulatory Group. She is a leading lawyer in the Chinese antitrust and competition field. Her practice focuses on MOFCOM merger control filings, antitrust investigations, compliance and antitrust litigation. Under Susan’s guidance, KWM became one of the first firms to set up an antitrust and competition specialist division in China, and have been highly acclaimed in Chinese antitrust practice for years.
Susan Ning is a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons and the head of the Commercial and Regulatory Group. …
Izzet M. Sinan counsels clients on European Union (EU) law. He advises on all aspects of EU competition law, helps companies obtain clearance for mergers and joint ventures before the European Commission and Member State agencies, and counsels on agreements and issues relating to requests for information. He also advises and defends clients involved in cartel agreements—including onsite European Commission dawn raid investigations and possible leniency and settlement issues—and implements compliance programs. Recognized by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Izzet advises clients in EU trade and customs cases, including complex issues of origin, as well as in other EU regulatory matters. He has practiced in Brussels since the early 1980s and is qualified to appear before the Court of Justice of the EU.
Izzet M. Sinan counsels clients on European Union (EU) law. He advises on all aspects of EU competition law, helps …
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Morgan Lewis’s antitrust and competition practice offers cross-jurisdictional depth that includes many former high-level government officials with insights into enforcement agendas and practices around the world. The firm’s clients benefit from the broad experience of lawyers who regularly practice before antitrust enforcement agencies and courts globally.