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John Colahan is based in Latham & Watkins' London office and divides his time with the Brussels office. He is a member of the global Antitrust & Competition Practice, having previously been a Legal Advisor at the UK Cabinet Office and international competition law counsel at The Coca-Cola Company. John represents clients before the European Commission, national authorities in Europe and internationally, as well as conducting litigation in the European courts and numerous national courts. He has advised on a variety of international antitrust matters, including structuring and implementation of international mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, cartel enforcement, single firm conduct and compliance counselling. As a Cabinet Office Legal Advisor to the European Secretariat, Mr. Colahan was responsible for policy coordination with the Treasury and other departments on financial services.    

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M&A impacts of recent antitrust focus on pre-closing integration

July 2018. By John Colahan

In recent years there have been markedly increased levels of scrutiny from regulators over the sharing of sensitive information between competitors in the process of mergers, takeovers, and other corporate transactions. As a result, M&A deal teams are increasingly turning to clean-team arrangements to ensure that a competing business purchaser can review competitively sensitive data during its due diligence, while addressing ‘gun-jumping’ rules and competition law concerns. [Continue Reading]

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