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Public Interest in Merger Control – An Elevated Standard or a Subjective Wish List? ABA Teleconference 06.12.18

The Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) has organised a teleconference on Public Interest considerations in merger control on Thursday, December 6, 2018. This teleconference will provide a review of public interest issues in merger control in various jurisdictions around the world, and discuss recent developments in this field. RBB Partner Patrick Smith will discuss the increased focus on public interest considerations in merger reviews, and in particular the differences in approaches, and focal areas, in developed and emerging economies. The conference addresses a topic of enormous practical significance, in light of increasing efforts in multiple jurisdictions—including the US and Europe—to strengthen governmental review of transactions on national security and other public interest grounds.