Understanding the timing, risks and complexities of the antitrust approval processes in a myriad of varied jurisdictions is a key challenge in many cross-border M&A deals. Given the serious implications of these processes, including the delaying or outright blocking of transactions, M&A professionals must stay abreast of developments in a growing list of key jurisdictions around the world where regulatory approval is a pre-condition to closing. In this teleconference, we will focus on China and Brazil and discuss recent developments in these countries that may significantly affect the course and timetable of your cross-border deal and must be an early priority in any deal checklist.

Please join Mayer Brown partner Hannah Ha, senior associate Philip Monaghan and Tauil & Chequer partner Guilherme Vieira da Silva for a 30-minute teleconference on recent developments in Chinese and Brazilian merger control, including:


  • Procedural developments, including prospects for an accelerated review for deals that do not raise antitrust concerns and steps taken by the Chinese merger regulator MOFCOM to enforce the notification requirement
  • MOFCOM’s recently published merger clearance decisions: conditions imposed and enforcement priorities


  • New Brazilian Competition Law: must-know aspects for global M&A players
  • Process and institutional changes to CADE, Brazil’s merger review system
  • When and why filing is required
  • Regulatory hurdles, timetable and cumbersome filings

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CEST
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. BST

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. BRT
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CDT
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. MDT
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. PDT

Asia Presentation – Wednesday, June 5, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. HKT/CST

Note: The timing of the presentation may not be convenient. The program will be recorded. Please register even if you cannot attend to make sure you receive the link to the recording.

Teleconference Access
Instructions for accessing the program will be sent prior to the event.

For additional information, please contact Bob Kelley at +1 312 701 8123 or bkelley@mayerbrown.com or Ming Wu at +852 2843 2290 or ming.wu@mayerbrown.com.

*Observations about Brazilian law are by Tauil & Chequer Advogados. They are not intended to provide legal advice to any entity; any entity considering the possibility of a transaction must seek advice tailored to its particular circumstances.