Merger Clearance


McDermott’s Antitrust & Competition team has extensive experience in all facets of the merger review process. We understand the concerns of business leaders and regulators alike and have a reputation for success in even the most difficult, complex deals. Companies with ‘must win’ strategic mergers often turn to our team solely for merger clearance counsel. We have demonstrated success advising as stand-alone antitrust counsel working as a team with the law firm our client has chosen to provide corporate counseling, and have an equally strong record serving an integrated team with our nationally ranked M&A practice.

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  • Antitrust counsel to Mountain States Health Alliance in obtaining, over FTC staff opposition, approvals with antitrust immunity from Tennessee and Virginia for merger with Wellmont Health System
  • A private equity company on the antitrust and merger clearance aspects of its acquisition of a multibillion-dollar cosmetics business
  • An aerospace and defense company with obtaining US antitrust clearance for its $9 billion acquisition without a second request, including regulatory filings in the European Union, China and several other foreign jurisdictions

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To meet these multi-front challenges, clients need legal counsel with experience, international reach and familiarity with all major national and international regulatory regimes and dispute-resolution forums. With a talented team and depth across our offices, McDermott provides effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EC competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and other competition laws worldwide.

Key Contacts

Jon B. Dubrow

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Joel R. Grosberg

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Merger Clearance

Insights & Events / Media

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / August 2019

Cartel Snapshot / June 2019

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / May 2019

Cartel Snapshot / February 2019

Cartel Snapshot / November 2018

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / November 2018

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / August 2018

Cartel Snapshot / June 2018

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / May 2018

Cartel Snapshot / April 2018

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / March 2018

On the Subject / September 25, 2017

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / July 2017

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / June 14, 2017

Today's General Counsel / June 13, 2017

The Netherlands / Speaking Engagements / June 9, 2017

Webcast / Speaking Engagements / April 27, 2017

Antitrust M&A Snapshot / April 2017

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / April 13, 2017

Webinar / McDermott Event / February 28, 2017