Our deep experience in merger review builds from a long tradition of involvement in the development of merger clearance regimes in the United States, Europe and China.
WilmerHale has secured clearance for hundreds of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in the United States and Europe from the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, European Commission, EU Member States and China, including some of the largest and most complex mergers in recent years. We have also successfully opposed mergers on our clients’ behalf. In either case, we engage the regulators proactively from the outset to maximize the prospect of achieving the result our client seeks; and we work with the client to obtain those results promptly and efficiently. Our lawyers appear before antitrust and competition authorities in the United States and Europe nearly every day and benefit from a deep understanding of those agencies.
Our Merger Clearance Practice also benefits from the firm’s strong regulatory practices in Washington DC, Europe and Beijing. Many transactions are reviewed not only by competition authorities, but also by sectorial regulators, such as the Federal Communications Commission in the United States. Our experience with these regulators and the industries they regulate provides us with additional insight and capabilities to assist in all aspects of the merger clearance process.