Greenberg Traurig advised CVC Capital Partners with respect to an agreement for the acquisition of Żabka Polska from Mid Europa Partners. The transaction is subject
Continue Reading Greenberg Traurig Represented CVC Capital Partners in the Acquisition of Leading Convenience Retailer Żabka from Mid Europa Partners

Greenberg Traurig is pleased to confirm that Danielle Martin has announced she will leave Reed Smith to join us as a shareholder in London,
Continue Reading Another Major Step for Greenberg Traurig’s Already Strong European Real Estate Sector: Danielle Martin to Join in London as Shareholder

Written by Simon Harms and Stephen C. Tupper

1. Background

A significant number of countries worldwide now operate mandatory merger control regimes. Cross-border M&A activity, as a result, increasingly involves notifications in several jurisdictions. Most regimes are national in scope, however, important supranational merger control regimes exist – such as European Union (“EU”) merger control.

Whilst EU merger control operates as a “one-stop shop” for the entire EU1for transactions meeting certain thresholds, 26 of the 27 EU Member States2 operate national merger control regimes for transactions that do not. As a result, many transactions require notification to multiple merger control authorities within the EU, each subject to its own procedural and substantive rules which vary significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.3
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Written by Andrew Briggs and Lisa Navarro

As the foreword to the Ministry of Justice’s (“MoJ”) recently released guidance on the Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) reminds us, one of the Government’s aims in pushing forward with this legislation is to create “a level playing field” with regards to the eradication of bribery. The Government recognised that by taking a more stringent approach to certain issues, such as facilitation payments, than other regimes (e.g. the US’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or “FCPA”), it ran the risk of placing UK companies at a competitive disadvantage when operating in foreign countries. To minimise those risks, it became important to ensure that the Act had as broad a jurisdictional scope as possible. In the run up to the publication of the MoJ’s guidance, however, there was some heavyweight lobbying in favour of restricting, or at least clarifying, the jurisdictional provisions. This Alert considers, therefore, to what degree do foreign companies need to pay heed to the Act.
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