As regular readers will know, my UK Merger Spotlight page contains up to half a dozen articles relevant to UK merger control, written by a range of leading experts in the field and regularly updated.
Rats in Hanoi: Why Competition Remedies Need Rigorous Testing
Christoper Woolard’s recent speech on why remedy-testing is so important.
Merger Investigations If There Is A ‘No Deal’ Brexit
Latham and Watkins set out their view here on how the merger process may work.
A Fine Example
Nigel Seay and Stephen Whitfield report on the £100,000 fine handed down by the CMA to Electro Rent during its recent merger investigation. The link is here.
Why UK M&A Are Booming
EY’s Steve Ivermee looks in detail at the latest figures. The article is here.
200 More Mergers To Be Examined?
Bloomberg’s article describes the proposed changes relating to mergers with national security aspects.
The Risks In Not Making Your Merger Public – A Recent Reminder
Burges Salmon highlight the risks, as demonstrated in a case now entangled in a long merger investigation. The article is here.
The CMA’s Approach To EU Mergers Once The U.K. Leaves The EU
Ronan Scanlan set out his thoughts here.
Opportunities For UK Competition Policy Outside The EU
In this speech, the CMA’s Michael Grenfell gives an upbeat assessment of some of the benefits of being outside the EU.
Ten Questions To Ask Your Lawyers When Embarking On A Joint Venture
Some companies see a JV as an alternative to merger. This CMA blog should be essential reading for those considering a JV.
Most Mergers Increase Competition, Not Reduce It
This U.S. study challenges previous results.
Overcoming Confirmation Bias
Confirmation bias is a prime challenge to planning and implementing mergers and often inhibits good case-making. Here are some interesting thoughts on what to do about it from Anthony Fitzsimmons.
Latest Guide To The UK’s Merger Control Regime
Clifford Chance have just published this guide to the UK merger control regime .
UK Merger Activity At A Ten-Year High
Here is EY’s assessment of the figures for the first quarter of 2018.
The CMA May Tighten Its Approach To Gathering Internal Documents
Dentons have provided a useful summary of the CMA’s proposed changes.
EU and US Merger Enforcement in 2017
Here is Arnold & Porter’s extensive review of EU and US merger enforcement in 2017
More Intervention, Longer Investigations and Record Fines
See Allen and Overy’s latest research on global trends in merger control enforcement
Click here for the latest selection of articles in my UK Merger Spotlight