Merger Control lawyers

Merger control is a vitally important element of many transactions. The early identification of where a transaction needs to be notified, and the incorporation of the most appropriate merger control strategy within the deal approach, is essential to its success. If merger control is neglected, the transaction may not proceed, may need to be undone or may not realise its full potential. Our expertise in obtaining merger clearances in the UK, before the European Commission and across the world will smooth the complexities of making your deal happen and help to avoid any nasty surprises. Our primary objective is to ensure that merger control is dealt with efficiently and puts you in the strongest position.

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest in Europe. As a result, you are assured of a seamless service to obtain swift merger clearances for multi-jurisdictional deals.

We have extensive experience of coordinating merger filings in international transactions, enabling us to lead clients safely through the maze of formal and informal processes. We can advise early in a transaction on how a deal structure will be treated under merger control laws and whether a transaction is likely to give rise to any substantive concerns; can prepare universal merger control submissions to ensure a consistent and cost-effective approach when making filings; and are experienced at negotiating favourable remedies with the competition authorities to secure clearance.

 
Neil Baylis
Neil Baylis
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Neil has over 20 years experience as a competition law partner and also has significant commercial and regulatory expertise.  He sits as a non-executive director on a number of boards.  His clients...
Russell Hoare
Russell Hoare
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Russell has over ten years of experience in advising on merger control, behavioural cases, compliance, market investigations, abuse of dominance, competition law litigation, public procurement, state...
Jacqueline Vallat
Jacqueline Vallat
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Jackie Vallat is a partner in the Antitrust, Competition and Trade Team in London. She advises on a range of antitrust, merger control and foreign investment control issues, including their implications...
Kabir Garyali
Kabir Garyali
Of Counsel
United Kingdom, London
Kabir is Of Counsel in the CMS Antitrust, Competition and Trade Team in London. He has practised in the field of EU and UK competition law and merger control for over 7 years. His experience includes...
Jean-Francois Willems
Jean-Francois Willems
Of Counsel
United Kingdom, London
Jean-Francois Willems is Of Counsel in the Antitrust, Competition and Trade Team at CMS London. Jean-Francois specialises in EU and UK competition law and has significant experience advising clients...
Sebastian Casselbrant-Multala
Sebastian Casselbrant-Multala
Senior Associate
United Kingdom, London
Sebastian Casselbrant-Multala focuses on EU/U.K. competition and antitrust matters. He has a broad range of experience before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority, the U.K. High...
Ruth Derruau
Ruth Derruau
Senior Associate
United Kingdom, London
Ruth is a Senior Associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Trade Team in London. She has advised on a range of antitrust, merger control, regulatory and procurement matters for over seven years. Ruth...
Rhiannon Pugh
Rhiannon Pugh
Senior Associate
United Kingdom, London
Rhiannon has over ten years’ experience in advising on all aspects of Antitrust, Competition and Trade Law in the UK, Brussels and Germany. She regularly advises on merger control and foreign direct...
Emma Waterhouse
Emma Waterhouse
Senior Associate
United Kingdom, London
Emma Waterhouse is a senior associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Trade Team at CMS.  
Jack Richardson
Jack Richardson
Associate
United Kingdom, London
Jack is an Associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Trade Team in London. Jack advises clients on a range of UK and EU competition law issues. His competition experience includes advising on a CMA...