Mary Hecht

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Mary Hecht focuses her practice on EU competition and antitrust matters. Before joining McDermott, Mary worked in a wealth management firm. She was an intern in several French law firms specialized in competition law and also interned at Samsung Electronics and at Euro Disney. Read Mary Hecht's full bio.

New Developments in French Competition Law Pose Risk of Ex-Post Challenge to Non-Notifiable Transactions


By , and on Jun 5, 2024
Posted In Agriculture, EC Developments, EU Developments, French Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

In a significant development for French merger control, on May 2, 2024, the French Competition Authority (FCA) applied the jurisprudence laid down in the recent Towercast case to an alleged anticompetitive agreement matter in the meat-cutting sector. In its Towercast ruling (C-449/21), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that a merger...

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Antitrust M&A Snapshot | Q2 2023


By , , , , , and on Jul 31, 2023
Posted In DOJ Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments, FTC Developments, Healthcare Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions

Topics covered in this edition: FTC Unveils Proposal Detailing Significant Changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Merger Notifications Assa Abloy Settlement Raises Questions on Litigating the Fix and DOJ Consent Decrees Pharmaceutical Industry Remains in Regulators’ Crosshairs “Whole of Government” Competition Mandate Can Impact Deals the FTC and DOJ Do Not Challenge FTC’s Constitutionality Comes Under Fire—Again...

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European Competition Review 2022


By , , , , , , , , and on Feb 6, 2023
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, Consumer Protection/Privacy, EC Developments, EU Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

This Review provides legal counsel and their teams easy reference guidance on essential EU competition law developments covering key areas of law and policy. Topics covered include: Cartels & Restrictive Agreements Abuse of Dominant Position Merger Control State Aid Legislative and Policy Developments Access the special report.

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Annual European Competition Review 2021


By , , , , , and on Feb 4, 2022
Posted In Brussels Developments, EC Developments, Energy/Commodities, EU Developments, French Developments, German Developments, Healthcare Antitrust, IP Antitrust, Italian Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance

In our super-connected age, we are inundated with information. It can be difficult to select what is really relevant to one’s business. The purpose of this Review is to provide legal counsel and their teams easy reference guidance on essential EU competition law developments covering key areas of law and policy, to help keep you...

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Antitrust M&A Snapshot | Q4 2021


By , , , and on Feb 1, 2022
Posted In DOJ Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments, French Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

In the United States, antitrust agencies have now filled senior leadership positions, although the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) awaits the appointment of a fifth commissioner. Challenges to mergers continue apace at both the FTC and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The agencies challenged two mergers in the fourth quarter and a third transaction was abandoned....

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