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Merger Control

We advise many of the world's most sophisticated businesses on their merger control strategies.

Our purpose is to create value for our clients by supporting them on winning regulatory approval of private mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, joint ventures, cooperation or distribution agreements and disposals.

Our merger control team is an integral part of Allen & Overy’s Corporate practice which, in the last five years, has advised on more than 1,360 M&A deals worth over GBP730 billion, according to Mergermarket. Our clients can be confident that we will provide the highest quality of strategic merger control advice.

Having acted on some of the most pioneering transactions in recent years, we are expert in advising on complex, multi-jurisdictional mergers involving in-depth regulatory scrutiny and remedy negotiation. The practice is renowned for its experience in guiding multinational companies through complex and sensitive phase I and phase II merger control cases, before the European Commission, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and other (inter)national regulators. We have extensive experience working on multi-jurisdictional merger control strategies and filings, with a cross-border network of specialists further supplemented by a wide network of local referral firms.

Through our work on ground-breaking cases we are able to draw on our knowledge of novel strategies and complex issues at the forefront of antitrust policy to deliver value to our clients and minimise the risk in any merger control execution process.

  • Winner 2015, Merger Control Matter of the Year (Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) Global Competition Review awards
  • Winner 2012, Merger Control Matter of the Year (Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) Global Competition Review awards
  • Winner 2012, Matter of the Year, Global Competition Review awards
  • Winner 2011, Matter of the Year, Global Competition Review awards

 

News & insights

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News: 05 MARCH 2021

Allen & Overy advises Aviva on the disposal of its insurance businesses in Italy

Allen & Overy has advised Aviva on the disposal of its insurance businesses in Italy. The deal, announced on 4 March 2021, is one of the most significant M&A deals in the insurance sector in recent…

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News: 04 MARCH 2021

Global antitrust authorities maintain merger control focus in 2020 despite pandemic

Allen & Overy’s latest Global Trends in Merger Control Enforcement report, launched today, reveals that antitrust authorities continued to frustrate deals at a significant level in 2020 with 29…

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Allen and Overy Warsaw Competition team publishes Merger Filing Guide for Poland

Publications: 09 DECEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy Warsaw Competition team publishes Merger Filing Guide for Poland

Warsaw Competition team publishes a guide to Merger Filings in Poland.

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Publications: 10 NOVEMBER 2020

UK merger control: draft revised guidance indicates CMA’s tough approach set to continue

UK merger control policy and practice has evolved significantly in recent years. 

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