Broadcast Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2024
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

Antitrust merger enforcement is a vital facet of competition regulation. This process involves evaluating proposed mergers and acquisitions to determine whether they would harm the competitive process and thereby consumer welfare by increasing prices, reducing output, or diminishing quality.

Recent merger enforcement has been marked by several recent trends. Enforcers globally have sought to align antitrust regulations across jurisdictions to streamline merger reviews and create consistent enforcement standards. Enforcers worldwide have also expressed significant interest in technology transactions, particularly those involving leading technology (or Big Tech) companies.

Join us to hear Liang Ding, Partner at DeHeng Law Offices, and Keith Klovers, Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini, as they offer a comprehensive overview of anticipated developments, challenges, and strategies in the domain of antitrust merger enforcement in 2024. These speakers will provide powerful insights on staying ahead in a swiftly evolving business landscape.

Key topics include:

  • Significant new developments
  • Digital market scrutiny
  • Global harmonization
  • Sector-specific analysis
  • Evolving legal precedents

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of antitrust laws

 

Course Code:

1410920

 

NY Category of CLE Credit: 

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credits:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Liang Ding, Partner
10+ Years of Experience in Antitrust Litigation, Investigation, and Compliance

DeHeng Law Offices

Mr. Ding focuses on merger filing, antitrust litigation, antitrust investigation, and antitrust compliance. He has accumulated a vast amount of experience in his more than ten years of practice. Mr. Ding was one of the first Chinese lawyers to appear in the WTO, and is one of the first lawyers in China to have been in contact with and long engaged in the 337 investigation practice.

Keith Klovers, Of Counsel
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Keith Klovers focuses on merger review, government conduct investigations, and antitrust litigation and counseling.  Keith previously served at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as an Attorney Advisor, advising two Commissioners on more than one hundred merger and conduct investigations and several significant antitrust policy initiatives during his tenure. Keith also clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Keith has been involved in many high-profile antitrust matters and is a frequent contributor to antitrust publications.

Agenda:

Segment 1:

Liang DingPartner

10+ Years of Experience in Antitrust Litigation, Investigation, and Compliance

DeHeng Law Offices

  • Statistics on the enforcement of merger control in China
  • Overview of the development of China's merger control legislation
  • Changes on the notification thresholds for concentration of undertakings
  • China Draft Guidelines for Merger Review of Horizontal Concentration of Undertakings

Segment 2:

Keith Klovers, Of Counsel

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Recent Merger Policy Developments in the United States
    • The New U.S. Merger Guidelines
    • Proposed Changes to the Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) Merger Notification Form
  • Recent Merger Enforcement Cases in the United States
    • Enforcement involving Vertical and Conglomerate Theories of Harm
    • Enforcement involving High Technology and Private Equity
    • Merger Remedies and Litigating the Fix
  • Best Practices for Assessing and Minimizing Antitrust Risk
    • Best Practices Before Signing
    • Best Practices After Signing
    • Related Antitrust Considerations, including Interlocking Directorates and Inherited Antitrust Risks

Date & Time:

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Antitrust Lawyers/Consultants
  • Merger & Acquisitions Lawyers/Consultants
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Business Lawyers
  • C-Level Executives
  • General/In-House Counsel

SPEAKERS

Liang DingPartner
10+ Years of Experience in Antitrust Litigation, Investigation, and Compliance
DeHeng Law Offices
Keith KloversOf Counsel
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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