The Merger Control Review - 8th Edition

Pages: 560

ISBN: 978-1-910813-71-3

  • £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 – with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds. In our endeavour to keep our readers well informed, we have expanded the jurisdictions covered by this book to include the newer regimes as well. Also, the book now includes chapters devoted to such ‘hot’ M&A sectors as pharmaceuticals, and high technology and media in key jurisdictions to provide a more in-depth discussion of recent developments. Finally, the book includes a chapter on the economic analysis applied to merger review.

Given the ability of most competition agencies with pre-merger notification laws to delay, and even block, a transaction, it is imperative to take each jurisdiction – small or large, new or mature – seriously. It is, therefore, important that counsel for such a transaction develops a comprehensive plan prior to, or immediately upon, execution of an agreement concerning where and when to file notification with competition authorities regarding such a transaction. To this end, this book provides an overview of the process in 41 jurisdictions, as well as a discussion of recent decisions, strategic considerations and likely upcoming developments.


  • Editor's Preface
    • Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • China's Merger Control in the Pharmaceutical Sector
    • Susan Ning, Hazel Yin and Ting Gong, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Economics Tools Used In Merger Control
    • S Murthy Kambhampaty, Robert Kneuper and James Langenfeld, Navigant Economics
  • EU Merger Control in the Pharmaceutical Sector
    • Pablo Figueroa and Alejandro Guerrero Perez, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • EU Merger Control in the Media Sector
    • Jérémie Marthan, Linklaters LLP
  • International Merger Remedies
    • John Ratliff, Frédéric Louis and Cormac O'Daly, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
  • US Merger Control in the High-Technology Sector
    • Thomas P Brown and Michael Wise, Paul Hastings LLP
  • US Merger Control in the Media Sector
    • Gary W Kubek and Michael Schaper, Debevoise & Plimpton


  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • EU Merger Control
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ilene Knable Gotts is a partner in the New York City law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she focuses on antitrust matters. Mrs Gotts is regularly recognised as one of the world’s top antitrust lawyers, including being recognised for over the past decade in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the top 15 global competition lawyers, in the first-tier ranking of Chambers USA and in the ‘leading individuals’ ranking of PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, being named an ‘All Star’ by BTI Consulting Group due to her level of dedication and commitment to exceptional client service, and having been selected as the ‘Antitrust Lawyer of the Year’ for 2016 by the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Best Lawyer’ survey. Mrs Gotts is a member of the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors, having previously served as chair of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law as well as in a variety of leadership positions in the Section for over two decades, including as the International Officer. From 2006 to 2007, Mrs Gotts was chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. She is currently a member of the American Law Institute. Mrs Gotts is a frequent guest speaker, has had over 200 articles published on antitrust-related topics and has been the editor of the ABA’s Merger Review Process handbook editions published over the past 20 years. She is a member of the editorial board of the Antitrust Counselor and Competition Law International publications and of the advisory board of BNA’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report. Mrs Gotts is a member of Lincoln Center Counsel’s Council.

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