Allocation of antitrust risk is an issue that frequently arises between parties in mergers or acquisitions that raise potential antitrust concerns.
• Motivations of the buyer and the seller are the same:
- the buyer wants to minimize seller interference with:
(i) a timetable; and
(ii) decision to offer remedies.
- the seller wants to ensure that:
(i) deal can be done as soon as possible; and
(ii) remedies are provided in accordance.
- Antitrust lawyers play an essential role in the transaction process.
- advise the client on substantive antitrust issues raised by a proposed
- prepare required antitrust notifications; and
- obtain the requisite antitrust approval.
In This Presentation:
I. Preliminary phase: Risk assessment of the transaction
II. Transitional phase
III. Post-closing phase
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