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  • United Kingdom
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Coronavirus - Competition issues
  • Coronavirus - M and A issues
  • Coronavirus - Webinars and podcasts
  • Mergers and acquisitions

27-05-2020

Join us in a series of podcasts, where we address the key issues impacting the global Competition landscape as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Episode 1: Competition and Cooperation during Covid-19

This podcast is a panel style discussion moderated by Ros Kellaway, Co-head of Global Competition and Trade, with participants from our offices across Europe, the US and Asia.

Key challenges faced by businesses in these times are discussed, and how the regulators are responding practically to the crisis as well as these specific issues for each jurisdiction.

Questions discussed include:

  • How do the regulators differ in their approach to competitor collaborations in the different jurisdictions?
  • As regulators are working from home and conducting their activities away from the office, what effect has it had on their enforcement approach?
  • What is being done to prevent price gouging?

Although there has been some adjustment of the rules to address pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, caution is required when considering new collaborative measures. Not only can the timing of the measures and the actions themselves be cause for concern in an uncertain future, but the risk of private enforcement from third parties remains.

Listen to episode 1 now >

Panellists: Ros Kellaway, Partner & Global Co-Chair of Competition and Trade (UK), Nicola Holmes, Legal Director (UK), Elizabeth Coleman, Principal Associate (UK), Jeff Bialos, Partner (US), Michel Chatelin, Partner (Netherlands), Adam Ferguson, Partner (Hong Kong), Alessandro Greco, Partner (Italy), Crisanto Perez-Abad, Partner (Spain), Dan Roskis, Partner (France) and Fabrice Witzke, Principal Associate (Germany).

Episode 2: Merger control during Covid-19

This podcast is a panel style discussion moderated by Ros Kellaway, co-Head of Global Competition and Trade, with participants from our offices across Europe, Asia and the US. In addition this episode has a special guest in Richard Moulton, co-head of our Global Corporate practice.

The episode discusses how the current pandemic has affected merger control across the globe, with a particular focus on issues clients are facing right now.

Questions discussed include:

  • How do different competition authorities differ in their approach?
  • What actions can merging parties take to ensure a smooth competition regulatory process?
  • What can we expect the long term effects of COVID-19 to be on merger control globally?
  • Will there be a resurgence of “failing firm” arguments?

Listen to episode 2 now > 

Panellists: Ros Kellaway, Partner & Global Co-Chair of Competition and Trade (UK), Richard Moulton, Partner & Co-Head of Global Corporate and M&A team (UK), Kate Newman, Partner (UK), Peter Harper, Partner (UK), Jeff Bialos, Partner (US), Dan Roskis, Partner (France), Adam Ferguson, Partner (Hong Kong), Alessandro Greco, Partner (Italy), Claire Morgan, Principal Associate (UK), Fabrice Witzke, Principal Associate (Germany) and Alexander Gavrilov, Senior Associate (Russia).

You can also listen and subscribe to our Legal Insights podcast channel available on SpotifyApple and Google Podcasts.

Further resources

Visit our dedicated Coronavirus Legal Hub and select "Competition Issues", to read our latest updates on the impact of coronavirus on Competition law.

View our Competition, EU and Trade webpage >

View our Competition, EU and Trade brochure >

If you have questions about any of the topics discussed in the podcast, or have another query, please get in touch.

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