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Merger control

Eversheds Sutherland’s global merger control practices are here to help your business with international and domestic transactions that include merger control proceedings. We possess in-depth knowledge of the EU Merger Regulation, the US Hart-Scott-Rodino Improvements Act and the merger control regimes of other major national competition authorities around the world. We have appeared regularly before the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission and other competition authorities in EU member states and Asia. Whatever your needs, we can help you navigate this complex legal area.

Experienced multi-jurisdictional merger control advisers

Eversheds Sutherland offers a streamlined, one-stop shop for advice on multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Our project management approach allows us to provide cost effective, coherent, and consistent advice on merger filings around the world.

Experienced in difficult transactions with sizable information requests

We have extensive experience in providing strategic advice on potential deals, including complex arrangements between parties with significant market shares. Our lawyers are also well equipped to consider different structures and tactical approaches. If there are no material issues, our role is simply to help you clear the administrative hurdles quickly. In complex cases, we aim to give you an upfront assessment of the merger risks and recommend the best tactical approach to push the deal through.

We understand how to steer transactions in concentrated markets through to merger clearance and have represented organizations with significant market shares before competition authorities around the globe. Our lawyers have successfully secured clearances under the EU Merger Regulation, Hart-Scott-Rodino and national merger control legislation for a variety of transactions in a wide range of different sectors.

We have prepared detailed fact-based presentations for regulators. worked closely with economists to shape supporting models, analysis and data and negotiated solutions with regulators.

We also have teams of lawyers experienced in collecting and providing documents and other data in response to the requests of regulators. In the US, we have handled large “second requests” for information in the Hart-Scott-Rodino process and have accordingly developed cost-effective approaches to comply rapidly with voluminous information requests.

We have handled transactions in aerospace and defense, data processing, energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, retail and a range of other sectors. We have assisted on joint ventures, in such areas as agribusiness, harbor towage, pharmaceuticals, ship-building and ship services.

Contact our merger control team

If you would like any further information or need advice on merger control matters, please contact our legal team.

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