Global Merger Regimes

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins LLP
Firm Size: Large
Released: March 28, 2012
Platform: iPhone (App Store)
Cost: Free

Latham & Watkins LLP has solidified its position as the AmLaw firm with the greatest committment to providing mobile app solutions. As the firm’s fourth app, Global Merger Regimes provides information about competition merger review regimes around the world.

The app provides users with access to the following types of information in each jurisdiction:

  • Applicable merger review thresholds
  • Timeline to clearance
  • Potential fines
  • Substantive legal test
  • Other information used to analyze potential merger filing requirements

The app provides a database of merger regimes for more than 80 countries. This app appears to be most useful to those attorneys and business persons involved in global M&A deals. Approval from competition authorities around the world may impact the feasibility of a particular transaction and the timeline to closing.

In a press release, Michael Egge, co-chair of the firm’s global antitrust and competition practice group, said:

Given the global scope of many buyers’ and sellers’ businesses, as well as opportunistic purchases of national-scope businesses in far-flung jurisdictions, knowing where a deal faces merger control hurdles as early in the deal process as possible helps transaction parties develop a fast and efficient clearance strategy and meet their closing target.

– Law App Guy