Merger Clearance

Our EU competition lawyers have advised on some of the most complex merger control proceedings in the last decade and have a proven track-record in dealing with phase II merger reviews. We also regularly represent clients in high-stakes cases before European and member state courts.

Real world understanding

Working with company management and on the basis of a thorough understanding of our client’s business, Dechert excels in demonstrating to antitrust agencies that proposed transactions are unlikely to produce anticompetitive effects. We translate the marketplace data into practical and persuasive presentations.

Institutional expertise

Clients benefit from our hands-on, inside experience and close contact with regulatory agencies — qualifications that enable us to guide them confidently through every aspect of antitrust law relating to mergers.

Many of our U.S. lawyers have had extensive experience in the Antitrust Division of DOJ and the Bureau of Competition of the FTC, providing a balanced perspective that facilitates practical solutions. Our experience also enhances our credibility with those currently serving in government and contributes to our ability to advocate persuasively on behalf of our clients.

Dechert’s European lawyers regularly deal with the highest levels of the European Commission hierarchy and have vast experience with many other competition authorities in the EU.