Bryan Cave EU & UK Competition Team Holds Webinar On M&A and Antitrust — Top Tips to Help Antitrust Clearance

May 19, 2017


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Merger regulations around the world may affect your ability to close your deal. In this webinar Robert Bell and Rebecca Nelson share their tips about how best to position yourself to obtain fast and timely worldwide clearances.

Given that most major deals are now subject to coordinated merger reviews in principal jurisdictions such as the US, the EU and China we also consider how to deal with multi-jurisdiction filings and the negotiation of remedies.

Robert Bell is head of the EU & UK competition team at Bryan Cave with over 20 years of experience advising on complex competition and regulatory matters involving some of the leading cases before the Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission and UK and European Courts.

He advises clients on a range of competition law issues including merger control, cartels, restrictive practices, competition litigation and public procurement law.

Robert Bell has a particular sector specialism in advising international technology and media clients on the application of competition law and new media, telecommunications regulation, and on competition litigation.

He is currently Chair of the City of London Law Society's Competition Law Committee, which liaises with the UK Government and the EU & UK competition regulators in connection with the reform of competition law and practice.

Robert Bell is recognised as one of London’s leading lawyers by Chambers UK 2016.

Rebecca Nelson devotes her practice to antitrust law, providing counseling, customized compliance training, and defending clients through state and federal government investigations. She regularly advises clients with respect to antitrust issues associated with contracts, pricing and sales practices. She has defended clients across a wide variety of industries under investigation by state Attorneys General, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and the Federal Trade Commission for advertising violations, collusion, and deceptive trade practices.

A core part of Ms. Nelson’s practice is her work in all phases of mergers and acquisitions – from advice regarding the antitrust implications of proposed joint ventures and business combinations, through defense of merger investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and state Attorneys General. In that capacity she has served as lead antitrust counsel on many multi-billion dollar transactions and coordinated merger defense strategies on a worldwide basis.

Ms. Nelson has merger experience in a tremendous number of industries, including telecommunications, automotive, personal care products and services, construction and other heavy equipment, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, retail stores, food and agricultural products, software, and more