Countries around the world enforce merger control laws that require approval for deals that exceed certain thresholds. These laws also allow authorities to impose conditions on closing – or even block – transactions that raise competition concerns. The merger control process can have a significant impact on transaction timetables, and failure to obtain requisite approvals can have other serious consequences. Making matters more complex, a transaction may trigger filings in jurisdictions that seem entirely unrelated to the transaction at hand.
We have prepared a general overview of merger control as a guide for business leaders or counsel not regularly involved in global M&A. Please contact us for more information.