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M&A and Merger Control in the Energy Sector - Examining the Prospects for Future Deals in the U.S. and EU


Panelists examined the relevant trends and developments in M&A and merger control that are particularly relevant to companies in the energy sector. This included a discussion on:

  • trends in merger enforcement, including the impact of the changing political environment on antitrust review of deals in Europe and the U.S.;
  • practical aspects in considering energy transactions in a challenging market, such as mechanisms for bridging valuation gaps and clean team application;
  • the effects of volatility in oil prices on deal flow and enforcement agencies' substantive review of deals in traditional energy sectors; and
  • the relevance to energy deals of new strategic investment controls in Europe.

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