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10 takeaways from recent global merger control timelines

Overview

Parties to transactions with global dimensions often grapple with determining, and communicating to the market, the likely timeline for completing a transaction. Global competition approvals are frequently the “long pole” that dictates when the parties can close the deal. Even in transactions with no meaningful competition issues, the process of compiling and submitting filings, answering competition authorities’ questions, and obtaining clearance in multiple countries typically consumes many months.