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Competition Law Aspects of M&A Transactions: FAQs from In-House Counsel

June 17, 2021 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (CEST)
Ends: 2:00 PM (CEST)

In this webinar we will focus on everything in-house lawyers need to know about the competition law aspects of M&A transactions. We will follow the lifecycle of a deal and address the questions that must be dealt with at each stage of the process. We will consider issues that arise at the start of the negotiations, or during the due diligence process, for both notifiable and non-notifiable transactions. We will also discuss what types of transactions are subject to merger control, what impact a notification has on the process and the timing, and we will cover best practices for pre-closing competition compliance.

During the webinar we will look at some recent developments in Belgian and European merger control – for instance, involving transactions that fall below the EU or national filing thresholds but may still end up under review by the European Commission or the BCA.
We will also address the impact of Brexit on merger control, and the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s increasingly proactive stance, and we will take a look at how COVID-19 has affected M&A transactions and notifications to date.

Examples of frequently asked questions that we will address:

  • When does a merger or acquisition need to be notified to a competition authority, and what about joint ventures?
  • What impact does a notification have on the M&A process and the timing?
  • How should the due diligence process be organized (data room set up, working with clean teams, content of the NDA, etc.)?
  • What should be considered when drafting transaction documentation (timing, notification process, non-compete clauses, etc.)?
We look forward to an interactive webinar. If you have other specific questions that you would like us to address, please reach out in advance to our speakers, at tdemeese@crowell.com and mvannieuwenborgh@crowell.com, and we will make sure that your questions are addressed.

Language: English

Contact: Danica Schiefer (dschiefer@crowell.com)

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Thomas De Meese
Partner – Brussels
Phone: +32.2.282.1842
Email: tdemeese@crowell.com
Peter Broadhurst
Partner – London
Phone: +44.20.7154.4864
Email: pbroadhurst@crowell.com
Marieke Van Nieuwenborgh
Counsel – Brussels
Phone: +32.2.282.4083
Email: mvannieuwenborgh@crowell.com
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