COVID-19 And EU Merger Control: Time To Loosen The FFD Straitjacket?


COVID-19 has brought vast swathes of the European economy to a grinding halt. Despite the deployment of various measures to mitigate its effects—liquidity injections, loosening of the EU State aid rules, etc.—bankruptcy for many companies may be imminent.

Significant consolidation in various industries is therefore likely on the horizon, with large, healthy enterprises snapping up companies in financial distress. In this article Jacques Buhart and David Henry discuss the attendant regulation and explore the future landscape.

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