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Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny: Preventing Antitrust Pitfalls During M&A Due Diligence

July 19, 2022

Amidst regulatory efforts to pay closer attention to antitrust concerns in both the United States and the European Union, parties to potential M&A transactions must be especially mindful of antitrust pitfalls. It is critical that parties avoid inappropriate information sharing, carefully craft transaction documents to prevent antitrust violations, and consider joint defense or common interest privilege arrangements. Explore these M&A due diligence concerns in this timely practice note.

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