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Merger Control: A Global Guide From Practical Law, 3rd Edition

Merger Control: A Global Guide From Practical Law, 3rd Edition

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  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell U.K.
  • ISBN: 9780414064416
  • Published In: August 2017
  • Format: Hardback , 800 pages
  • Jurisdiction: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, International, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, U.K., U.S., Ukraine ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    Written by leading lawyers in their respective countries, this reader-friendly guide can be used as a starting point for those not acquainted with the legal particularities of a jurisdiction in connection with merger control. The guide provides a high-level overview of the law in 52 jurisdictions and covers legislation and jurisdiction; notification requirements, timing and potential penalties; substantive assessment of the merger, the role of third parties and remedies; judicial review; and statistics.

    What's new?

    Jurisdictions new to the second edition are: Argentina, Mexico and Serbia. There is also a foreword from Carles Esteva Mosso.

    1. LEGISLATION AND JURISDICTION
    2. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, TIMING AND POTENTIAL PENALTIES
    3. SUBSTANTIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE MERGER, ROLE OF THIRD PARTIES AND REMEDIES
    4. JUDICIAL REVIEW
    5. STATISTICS
  • CONTRIBUTOR INFORMATION

    Argentina 
    Luis Diego Barry
    Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martinez De Hoz (h)

    Australia 
    Elizabeth Avery, Luke Woodward and Morelle Bull
    Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers

    Austria 
    Axel Reidlinger and Pia Bauer
    Reidlinger Schatzmann Rechtsanwälte GmbH

    Belgium
    Martin Favart and Femke Vanderhaeghen
    Van Bael & Bellis

    Brazil 
    Onofre Carlos de Arruda Sampaio and André Cutait de Arruda Sampaio 
    O.C. Arruda Sampaio

    Bulgaria 
    Christoph Haid and Petra Galina
    Schönherr

    Canada 
    Neil Campbell, Casey Halladay and Ryan Gallagher
    McMillan LLP

    China 
    Janet Hui and Ziqing Zheng 
    Junhe

    Croatia 
    Boris Babic, Iva Basaric and Stanislav Babic 
    Babic and Partners Law Firm LLC

    Cyprus 
    Elias Neocleous and Ramona Livera 
    Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

    Czech Republic 
    Robert Neruda and Roman Barinka
    Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o.

    Denmark 
    Michael Klöcker
    Lett Law Firm P/S

    Estonia 
    Tanel Kalaus
    Jesse & Kalaus Attorneys

    European Union 
    Porter Elliott and Johan Van Acker
    Van Bael & Bellis

    Finland 
    Katri Joenpolvi, Leena Lindberg and Jarno Käkelä
    Krogerus Attorneys Ltd

    France
    Thomas Picot
    Jeantet Associés AARPI

    Germany 
    Dr Andreas Rosenfeld
    Redeker Sellner Dahs Rechtsanwälte

    Greece 
    Marina Androulakakis and Tania Patsalia Bernitsas Law Firm

    Hungary 
    Dr Chrysta Bán
    Bán S. Szabó & Partners

    Iceland 
    Helga Melkorka Óttarsdóttir and Bjarki Þórsson
    LOGOS Legal Services

    India 
    Farhad Sorabjee, Amitabh Kumar and Reeti Choudhary
    J Sagar Associates

    Indonesia 
    HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana, Vovo Iswanto,
    Anastasia Pritahayu R. Daniyati and Ingrid Gratsya Zeg
    Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

    Ireland 
    Richard Ryan
    Arthur Cox

    Israel 
    Eytan Epstein and Mazor Matzkevich
    M. Firon & Co

    Italy 
    Enrico Adriano Raffaelli and Elisa Teti
    Rucellai & Raffaelli

    Japan 
    Setsuko Yufu, Tatsuo Yamashima, Saori Hanada and Masayuki Matsuura
    Atsumi & Sakai

    Latvia 
    Dace Silava-Tomsone and Viktorija Alksne
    Cobalt Latvia

    Lithuania 
    Justinas Šileika 
    Law Offices Cobalt

    Luxembourg 
    Léon Gloden and Katrien Veranneman
    Elvinger Hoss Prussen S.A.

    Malta 
    Ron Galea Cavallazzi and Lisa Abela
    Camilleri Preziosi

    Mexico 
    Rafael Valdés Abascal and Enrique de la Peña Fajardo
    Valdes Abascal Abogados S.C.

    The Netherlands 
    Gerrit Oosterhuis
    Houthoff Buruma

    New Zealand 
    Neil Anderson and Harriet Hansen
    Chapman Tripp
    Norway 
    Thea S Skaug, Espen I Bakken and Stein Ove Solberg
    Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma A.S.

    Poland 
    Katarzyna Terlecka and Pawel Kulak 
    Schönherr

    Portugal 
    Gonçalo Anastácio and Nuno Calaim Lourenço
    SRS Legal

    Romania 
    Gelu Goran and Razvan Bardicea
    Biris Goran SPARL

    Russian Federation 
    Vladislav Zabrodin and Irina Akimova
    Capital Legal Services

    Serbia 
    Srdjana Petronijevic and Danijel Stevanovic
    Schönherr

    Singapore 
    Lim Chong Kin and Corinne Chew
    Drew & Napier LLC

    Slovakia 
    Jitka Linhartová and Claudia Bock
    Schönherr

    Slovenia 
    Matej Kavcic, Simon Bracun, Aleksandra Mitic and Dinar Rahmatullin 
    Kavcic, Bracun & Partners o.p., d.o.o

    South Africa 
    Mark Garden, Kirsty van den Bergh, Aziza Mdee, Kevin Minofu, Minenhle Sambo and Lufuno Shinwana
    ENSafrica

    South Korea 
    Sanghoon Shin, Ryan Il Kang and Nam Woo Kim
    Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

    Spain 
    Rafael Allendesalazar and Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo 
    Martínez Lage, Allendesalazar & Brokelmann Abogados SLP

    Sweden 
    Rolf Larsson and Elin Eliasson 
    Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB

    Switzerland 
    Christophe Rapin and Mario Strebel
    Myerlustenberger | Lachenal Avocats

    Taiwan 
    Stephen C. Wu, Yvonne Y. Hsieh and Wei-Han Wu
    Lee and Li, Attorneys at Law

    Turkey 
    Gönenç Gürkaynak and Hakan Özgökçen
    ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

    Ukraine 
    Igor Svechkar, Alexey Pustovit and Tetiana Vovk
    Asters

    United Kingdom 
    Bernardine Adkins, Samuel Beighton and Rory Jones
    Gowling WLG LLP

    United States of America 
    Steven L. Holley and Bradley P. Smith
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

     

    EDITORS & EDITORIAL BOARD

    THE FIRM

    Van Bael & Bellis is an international law firm with an unparalleled expertise in EU Competition Law. 
    Van Bael & Bellis helps its clients obtain the necessary merger control approvals, both within and outside the EU. The firm has been involved in many of the most important merger control proceedings before the European Commission. It also regularly represents merging parties (in some cases, interested third parties) in the filing, review and approval of major transactions involving key issues of jurisdiction, procedure and substantive law.
    With a large number of lawyers qualified to practise in many EU Member States, Van Bael & Bellis also helps clients to obtain clearance from Member State competition authorities for transactions which do not meet the EU thresholds.
    Because of the expertise of Van Bael & Bellis, its clients often instruct it to coordinate merger control filing efforts across the world.

    GENERAL EDITOR:

    Porter Elliott 
    Porter Elliott has been a partner at Van Bael & Bellis since 2005.  He specialises in competition law, with particular experience in merger control proceedings, having successfully represented clients in numerous complex cases before the European Commission as well as national competition authorities in Europe and elsewhere. He also regularly counsels clients on all other aspects of competition law, including cartels, abuses of dominant market position, distribution agreements and state aid.
    Porter Elliott regularly speaks and publishes on issues of EC competition and merger control law.
    He was a key contributor to the fifth edition of Van Bael & Bellis's Competition Law of the European Community, and is an editor of the newsletter Van Bael & Bellis on Competition Law. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. 
    Porter Elliott has lectured on merger control issues at numerous conferences and has conducted training sessions on merger control issues for national competition authorities. He also lectures annually at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's Program on International Legal Co-operation and the Brussels Seminar on Law and Institutions of the European Community.


    Jean-François Bellis
    Jean-François Bellis is a founding partner of Van Bael & Bellis. Before setting up the firm in 1986, he clerked for Lord Mackenzie Stuart, the British judge at the European Court of Justice, and was a partner in the European law department of a major Brussels law firm. He has several decades of experience in competition and trade law, representing clients in numerous cases before the European Commission and the EU Courts.
    Jean-François Bellis assists clients on all aspects of competition law with particular expertise in cartels, abuses of dominance and merger control.  He has acted in landmark competition case including United Brands, Woodpulp, Michelin I and II, Microsoft and Intel.
    In 2014, he was honoured by Chambers & Partners for his “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession”. 
    Previously, in 2011, the Global Competition Review (GCR) granted him a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of his longstanding experience in competition law. He has also been named by Best Lawyers as a “Lawyer of the Year” for 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 
    Jean-François Bellis has written numerous books and articles on competition and trade law and regularly speaks on both of these subjects at international conferences and seminars. 
    Jean-François Bellis teaches a course on EU competition law at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels (ULB) and directs a seminar on competition law at the University of Liège. He also lectures on abuses of dominance at the Brussels School of Competition.

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