S&C Critical Insights – New COVID-19 Guidelines Delay Merger Reviews

March 19, 2020

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, S&C Antitrust Group co-head Renata Hesse discusses new procedures that will impact the process and timing of merger reviews. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have announced that companies should expect delays in the merger review process and prepare accordingly. As developments continue to unfold, companies should also expect additional modifications that may further impact the timing of planned transactions.