GTDT: Market Intelligence provides a unique perspective on evolving legal and regulatory landscapes in major jurisdictions around the world. Through engaging, easily comparable interviews, the series provides the legal profession's thought leaders with a platform for sharing their views on current market conditions and developments in the law.
Market Intelligence offers readers a highly accessible take on the crucial issues of the day and an opportunity to discover more about the people behind the most interesting cases and deals.
with Thomas Janssens
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)
"Global M&A activity reached record levels in 2018, but did so against a backdrop of political turmoil and added regulatory hurdles, leaving the rate for failing deals at the highest that it has been since the 2008 financial crisis..."
with Rafique Bachour and Sascha Schubert
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)
"The number of transactions notified to the European Commission has continued to increase, rising to a record high level of 414 notifications in 2018 from 362 in 2017, surpassing the prior record high of 404 transactions in 2007..."
with Yogi Sudrajat Marsono, Vovo Iswanto and Farid Fauzi Nasution
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
"According to the merger control provisions of Law No. 5 of 1999 on Prohibition of Monopolistic and Unfair Business Practices (the Indonesian Competition Law: ICL), Indonesia adopts mandatory post-merger notification and voluntary pre-merger notification regimes..."
with Gian Luca Zampa, Ermelinda Spinelli, Giorgio Candeloro and Alessandro Di Gio
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome) ,
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Milan)
"In terms of merger control review, 2018 was another year with relatively little merger control enforcement, at least as compared to the Italian Antitrust Authority’s (IAA’s) activities in this area in the 2000s and early 2010s..."
with Akinori Uesugi and Kaori Yamada
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Tokyo)
"The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) introduced the new Commitment System at the beginning of 2019, which allows companies to settle investigations by agreeing certain remedial commitment and to close the case without penalty..."
with Alexander Viktorov and Olga Kovtunova
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Moscow)
"According to the statistics published by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS), following the adoption of a set of amendments to the Russian Law on Protection of Competition dated 26 July 2006 (LPC) in 2016, the trend for reduction in the number of merger control filings continues..."
with Francisco Cantos, Álvaro Iza and Enrique Carrera
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Madrid)
"The competent authority for merger control in Spain is the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC), which is the entity resulting from the merger in 2013 of the Spanish competition, energy, telecoms, railways, media, airports and postal regulators..."
with Erik Ofverholm, Philip Thorell, Olof Johannesson and Antonia Malmgren
Baker McKenzie (Stockholm)
"2018 was the first year of the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) having enhanced decision-making powers in merger cases; in other words, the SCA is now competent to issue decisions to block mergers..."
with Philipp Zurkinden and Bernhard C Lauterburg
Prager Dreifuss Ltd (Berne)
"Although we’ve seen a large number of concentrations with connections to Switzerland in the past years, many of them were either not subject to merger control as the undertakings’ concerned turnover fell short of the threshold values or they did not raise any competition concerns and were thus cleared in Phase 1..."
with Vladimir Sayenko, Maksym Nazarenko, Valentyna Hvozd and Julia Kuyda
"In line with previous years, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) continued reforming and improving Ukrainian competition laws, including merger control rules, in accordance with the best practices around the world..."
with Martin McElwee and Daniel Wylde
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London
"Despite fears of reduced market activity in the run-up to the UK’s proposed exit from the European Union, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has had another busy year in the merger review space, undertaking nine Phase II inquiries and 53 Phase I merger inquiries, according to statistics published on 6 March 2019..."