July 20, 2020
London partner Matthew Hall co-hosted the July 20 episode of the ABA's Our Curious Amalgam podcast on the topic "Would Anything Have Changed? The Use of the Failing Firm “Defense” in Merger Control."
The implications of a merger are measured against the situation without the transaction going ahead. But what happens when the business being taken over is in difficulties? Matthew Hall and other participants discuss the application of the merger control rules to failing firms, including the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to this episode to learn more about the failing firm “defense” in merger control in the U.S., EU, UK and elsewhere.
Our Curious Amalgam explores topics in antitrust, competition, consumer protection, data protection, and privacy law around the world with leading experts in those areas. It is an amalgam because it is a group of diverse topics all in one place. It is curious because it gets the experts and asks them in-depth questions.