The Merger Control Review - 11th Edition

The Merger Control Review - 11th Edition

Pages: 446

ISBN: 978-1-83862-478-1

  • £350.00

Pre-merger competition review has advanced significantly since its creation in 1976 in the United States. As this book evidences, today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place. Also, the book includes chapters devoted to such ‘hot’ M&A sectors as pharmaceuticals, high technology and media, as well as a chapter on merger remedies, to provide a more in-depth discussion of recent developments. The intended readership of this book comprises both in-house and outside counsel who may be involved in the competition review of cross-border transactions.


  • Editor's Preface
    Ilene Knable Gotts
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Part I: General Papers

  • EU Merger Control 
    Nicholas Levy, Patrick Bock and Esther Kelly
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • International Merger Remedies
    John Ratliff, Frédéric Louis and Cormac O'Daly
    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
  • US Merger Control in the Technology Sector
    Michael S Wise, Noah B Pinegar and Mary H Walser
    Paul Hastings LLP
  • US Merger Control in the Media Sector
    Ted Hassi and Michael Schaper
    Debevoise & Plimpton
  • US Merger Control in the Pharmaceutical Sector
    Margaret Segall D'Amico and A Maya Khan
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Part II: Jurisdictions

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 

A member of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s antitrust department, Ilene Knable Gotts represents and counsels clients on a range of antitrust matters, particularly those relating to mergers and acquisitions. Ms Gotts began her career as a staff attorney at the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission in conduct and merger investigations. In 1995, Ms Gotts served as the president of the Washington Council of Lawyers. She was the chair of the antitrust and trade regulation section of the Federal Bar Association from 1995 to 1997 and the chair of the antitrust section of the New York State Bar Association from 2005 to 2006.

Ms Gotts is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association, having served as the chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law from 2009 to 2010 and in a variety of other leadership positions in the Section, including as the international officer and on the council. Ms Gotts is regularly recognised as one of the world’s top antitrust lawyers, including being selected in the 2007 through 2018 editions of Who’s Who Legal, as one of the top 15 global competition lawyers, in the first-tier ranking of Chambers Global Guide and Chambers USA Guide, and as one of the ‘leading individuals’ in PLC’s Which Lawyer? Yearbook.

Ms Gotts served as the editor of the ABA’s treatise on the antitrust merger review process for 25 years, and has had over 200 articles published on antitrust issues relating to mergers and acquisitions and Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance. She is also a frequent lecturer on antitrust topics.

Ms Gotts received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland in 1980, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her law degree was awarded, cum laude, by Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. She currently serves on the Counsel’s Council of Lincoln Center. In 2011, the New York State Bar Association antitrust section awarded Ms Gotts the William T Lifland Service Award for her service to the antitrust bar.

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