London partner Matthew Hall co-hosted the January 29 episode of the ABA’s Our Curious Amalgam podcast: “Will the UK CMA Find Out About My Deal? The Operation of the CMA’s Mergers Intelligence Committee in Practice.”
The UK merger control system provides for voluntary filings but that does not mean parties to deals can hide from the regulator, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). But how does the CMA’s Mergers Intelligence Committee (MIC) identify deals to ask about and review the informal briefing papers which can be submitted by parties hoping to avoid a full filing? Eleni Gouliou, a Director of Mergers at the CMA, who has chaired MIC, joins Anora Wang and Matthew Hall to discuss the work of MIC and its place within the CMA’s merger review processes. Listen to this episode to learn more about this area of the CMA’s merger control work, which is increasingly important now that the UK is outside the EU merger control regime.
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.
This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts.