Competition law issues in M&A transactions

Cross-Border Investment; Competition Law

The relevance of competition law in the context of M&A transactions is increasing. Many M&A practitioners are familiar with merger control filings but how can the increasing number of jurisdictions introducing a merger control regime be handled efficiently? What do M&A practitioners need to know about competition law when drafting their agreements and how can competition law be used to strengthen the client’s position in negotiations? What does gun-jumping mean and how can the parties comply with these requirements? Another aspect that has become more and more important are the restrictions on information exchange among competitors in the context of an M&A transaction. How can the discrepancy between the desire of the buyer to get full access to relevant information and the restrictions of competition law be aligned? Can a clean team solve the problem and what are the rules that apply?


  • Jacques Buhart, McDermott, Will & Emery


  • Manas Kumar Chaudhuri, Khaitan & Co
  • Andy Matthews, Matthews Law
  • Aimee Salamat, Cochingyan & Peralta Law Offices
  • Henry Shi, Jun He
  • Chang-Hyun Song, Shin & Kim
  • Luis Augusto Vechio, Estudio Beccar Varela
  • Christian Wind, Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob Ltd



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