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Overview:

Intensified antitrust merger enforcement is expected to continue under the Biden Administration in 2021 and beyond. As the Trump administration winds down, companies contemplating mergers and acquisitions must prepare for antitrust scrutiny going forward, including the potential for more aggressive merger enforcement under the Biden administration, close scrutiny of acquisitions of nascent competitors, multi-jurisdictional analysis, increased scrutiny for financial investors.

With these emerging challenges in the M&A landscape, it is crucial for companies that engage in related transactions to implement best practices. This is even more important now as intensified policy measures are also being imposed in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

In this LIVE Webcast, a distinguished panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of recent antitrust merger enforcement trends and developments, and what to expect in merger enforcement under the Biden Administration. Speakers will offer helpful antitrust compliance practices in the merger context for firms and companies planning M&A transactions.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • What to expect under Biden antitrust enforcement
  • Protecting nascent competition is on the rise
  • Close scrutiny of mergers below HSR Act thresholds
  • Recent developments in foreign jurisdictions affecting deals with multiple filings
  • Novel and emerging theories of harm in two-sided markets
  • Increased scrutiny for financial investors
  • Best practices for antitrust risk mitigation in mergers

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of antitrust laws

 

Course Code:

149059

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credits:

1.5 CLE


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CLE State Requirements:

https://knowledgewebcasts.com/cle-state-requirements/

Speaker Panel:

Jacqueline Grise, Partner
Cooley LLP

Jacqueline Grise is chair of Cooley’s antitrust and competition practice group. Her practice focuses on the defense of corporate clients in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as antitrust counseling and other non-merger matters. She regularly represents clients before the FTC, the DOJ and numerous foreign antitrust enforcement agencies. Jackie has extensive experience counseling clients through the HSR merger review process, including advocating before the agencies, responding to second requests and coordinating antitrust defense strategies in countries around the world. Her clients span a broad range of industries, including disruptive technologies that are transforming traditional markets, software, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, online subscription consumer products, computer and data storage, media, industrial equipment, retail and aerospace.

Brian Concklin, Counsel
Clifford Chance US LLP

Brian Concklin is a Counsel in Clifford Chance’s U.S. Antitrust practice. He advises clients on the formation and clearance of major merger matters, with particular focus on compliance with the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Brian also advises on government investigations, the implementation of antitrust compliance and best practices. Brian has represented clients before both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, including responding to Second Requests, both formal and informal inquiries, and when necessary, negotiating remedies for transactions to obtain clearance.

Allen Bachman, Partner
K&L Gates LLP

Allen Bachman is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. His practice spans the field of competition law, including U.S. and international merger clearance, complex antitrust litigation, and federal and state government investigations.

Allen is a key member of the firm’s international merger clearance practice, managing matters that require coordination of complex competition filings across multiple jurisdictions and representing clients in highly contested substantive reviews before the U.S. antitrust agencies.

Allen is typically on the phone or in meetings every week with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division or Federal Trade Commission on behalf of K&L Gates’ clients. He has also appeared as lead counsel before competition authorities outside the United States including China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the Canadian Competition Bureau, Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission, and the Romanian Competition Council.

Allen is also an antitrust litigator, having appeared as lead antitrust counsel for clients in federal courts throughout the United States. He is among a handful of attorneys that have litigated merger clearance decisions in federal court having successfully represented Arch Coal in the landmark FTC v Arch Coal decision.

Agenda:

Jacqueline GrisePartner

Cooley LLP

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Brian ConcklinCounsel

Clifford Chance US LLP

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Allen BachmanPartner

K&L Gates LLP

  • What to expect under Biden antitrust enforcement
  • Protecting nascent competition is on the rise
  • Close scrutiny of mergers below HSR Act thresholds
  • Recent developments in foreign jurisdictions affecting deals with multiple filings
  • Novel and emerging theories of harm in two-sided markets
  • Increased scrutiny for financial investors
  • Best practices for antitrust risk mitigation in mergers

Date & Time:

Friday, January 22, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Materials:

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Who Should Attend:

  • Antitrust Lawyers
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers and Consultants
  • Business Executives
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
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SPEAKERS

Jacqueline GrisePartner
Cooley LLP
Brian ConcklinCounsel
Clifford Chance US LLP
Allen BachmanPartner
K&L Gates LLP

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