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Carina Kant advises clients on antitrust and competition law. Through working at renowned international law firms in Luxembourg and Hamburg, Carina has gained experience in antitrust, merger control and cartel investigation matters. Through her studies, Carina has specialized in European and International Law with an additional, specialized foreign training (FFA) degree in French and Japanese Law. Read Carina Kant's full bio.
Antitrust M&A Snapshot | Q3 2022
By Reese Poncia, Carina Kant, Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg and Matt Evola on Nov 18, 2022
Posted In DOJ Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments, FTC Developments, Healthcare Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions
In the United States, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lost four merger challenges (Illumina/GRAIL, UnitedHealth/Change Healthcare, U.S. Sugar/Imperial Sugar and Booz Allen/EverWatch) in September. The losses demonstrate that parties willing to litigate can have success in court. The absence of “smoking gun” documents and lack of a presumption...
Antitrust M&A Snapshot | Q4 2020
By Reese Poncia and Carina Kant on Feb 10, 2021
Posted In Brussels Developments, DOJ Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
In the United States, despite initial obstacles because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 rounded out to be the busiest year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) enforcement in nearly two decades. In the fourth quarter, US agencies challenged five transactions. November 2020 saw the most premerger filings in any month since 2001. Mergers and filings in...
New German Merger Control Thresholds: A More Business-Friendly Approach?
By Christian Krohs and Carina Kant on Jan 19, 2021
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, EU Developments, German Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
What Happened: On January 19, 2021, major changes to German antitrust/competition law, i.e. the 10th Amendment Act to the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (ARC) entered into force. In addition to introducing stricter abuse control, in particular over digital companies with a strong market position (so much so that one may refer to the...
Antitrust M&A Snapshot | FTC and DOJ Continue M&A Transaction Investigation While UK CMA Continues Role as Key Jurisdiction in Merger Clearance Process
By Carina Kant and Noah Feldman Greene on Feb 14, 2020
Posted In DOJ Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments, French Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
Antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe were very active in the final quarter of 2019. The FTC and DOJ continue to investigate and challenge M&A transactions in a variety of industries. Events of this quarter highlight the importance of states in merger enforcement. As well, recent FTC activity highlights the regulators’ focus on...
Antitrust M&A Snapshot | Regulator Focus on High-Tech Transactions, Acquisitions and Impact on Innovations
By Noah Feldman Greene, McDermott Will & Emery, Carina Kant, Jon B. Dubrow and Joel R. Grosberg on Mar 11, 2019
Posted In DOJ Developments, EC Developments, FTC Developments, German Developments, Joint Ventures/Competitor Collaboration, Mergers & Acquisitions
Antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe were very active in the final quarter of 2018 closing a large number of cases requiring in-depth investigations. In the United States, regulators continue their focus on the potential need to update their methods of reviewing high-tech transactions with public hearings on the future of antitrust enforcement....
Update: Peculiarities of the Merger Filing Requirements in Germany and Austria
By Carina Kant on Mar 18, 2016
Posted In EC Developments, German Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
As many dealmakers doing business in Europe have realized, German and Austrian merger filing requirements are sometimes a bit tricky, and in some respects different from the rules in place at EU level and in other EU member states. For instance, it may be that a transaction has to be notified in one of these...