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CompLaw: EU Merger Control
September 2024
Brussels, Belgium
September 2024
Brussels, Belgium

CompLaw: EU Merger Control

Shape your global merger control strategy by reviewing the enforcers’ expanded merger control toolkit.

Article 102 in ex-post reviews, Foreign Subsidies Regulation, Article 22 & DMA and much more...

Thank you to all those who attended in 2023!

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We have started putting the 2024 programme together. If you would like to be kept up to date, you can register your interest by downloading this year's agenda here.

2023 Essential updates to help you navigate the complexities in mergers:

A View from the Commission

Attendees heard directly from Guillaume Loriot, Deputy Director General, Mergers, DG Competition, European Commission on:

  • Their current priorities in merger control 
  • What is on the horizon for merger control

Merger Control Decisions: Practical Implications

A review of significant merger control decisions and their practical implications, including: 

  • CK Telecoms & ‘Gap Cases’
  • Towercast ECJ Decision
  • Microsoft/Activision Blizzard merger
  • Broadcom/Vmware merger
  • Amazon/iRobot
  • Illumina/Grail saga

Divergence of Approaches by Regulators

Strategies for managing multijurisdictional mergers in light of the greater divergence of approaches by the regulators: 

  • UK, EU & US approaches 
  • Expansion of the EC’s/NCA's merger control toolkit with respect to non-reportable transactions
  • Interplay between the NCA and the Commission


Merger Control in Digital Markets

An examination of the interplay between the DMA, DSA & UK Digital Markets and the Competition & Consumer Bill with merger control:

  • How will mergers involving undertakings subject to the DMA and DSA regulations be assessed?
  • How does Article 22 interact with DMA?
  • Approaches to "go to market" of innovation
  • Theories of harm in digital markets

FDI, FSR & Merger Control

The interplay of foreign direct investment and foreign subsidies regulation with merger control: 

  • A review of FDI prohibition decisions
  • An update on foreign subsidies regulation and the implications for mergers
  • Procedural issues, including timelines
  • How to best structure transactions to navigate the new complexity

Procedural Developments

  • New EU simplified merger control procedure
  • An update on amendments to national regimes around Europe
  • Gun-jumping: lessons learnt from Altice and other decisions
  • Handling forensic document request
  • Misleading information

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a number of exclusive and innovative sponsorship and speaking options, to help you demonstrate thought leadership.

For more information please contact Enes Duzen on Enes.Duzen@informa.com or call +44 (0) 20 8052 0469.

Associate

Mayer Brown International

“Extremely interesting conference. The choice of speakers made this event very enjoyable and worth every minute to be there.”