This Cornerstone Research conference in London featured expert speakers from private practice and academia.
This London conference, hosted by Cornerstone Research, addressed topics dominating recent headlines in merger control.
The first panel discussed the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) recent prohibition of the anticipated merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda. Topics included:
At the end of the first panel, Stuart McIntosh, CMA Panel Inquiry Chair, offered his reflections on the Sainsbury’s/Asda investigation, drawing on our panellists’ analyses of the CMA’s landmark decision and its implications for future cases.
The second panel addressed the competitive impact of nascent acquisitions, especially in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors. Speakers considered such questions as: