Antitrust M&A Snapshot | Q2 2022

In the USA, events proceed to be cautious in litigating challenged transactions. Since January 2021, the US Federal Commerce Fee (FTC) and Division of Justice (DOJ) filed lawsuits (or threatened to sue) to dam 16 transactions. Of these transactions, 12 have been deserted and 6 are in varied phases of litigation. The info counsel that the FTC’s and DOJ’s aggressive merger enforcement coverage is elevating the stakes for events to potential mergers and acquisitions, together with an elevated willingness by the businesses to litigate probably problematic transactions.

Between Might 6 and June 3, 2022, the European Fee (Fee) held a public session to hunt views on the draft revised Merger Implementing Regulation (Implementing Regulation) and the Discover on Simplified Process. This session was launched within the context of the Fee’s overview strategy of the procedural and jurisdictional points of EU merger management.

On April 20, 2022, the UK authorities proposed new measures to spice up client safety rights and competitors guidelines. Specifically, the UK authorities’s reforms goal to strengthen the Competitors & Markets Authority’s (CMA) powers and alleviate burdens on smaller corporations.

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