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Next Wellington Seminar

Next Wellington Seminar


Topic: An Insider's Reflections on Merger Clearances

Speaker: David Blacktop


Date:  5.15pm, 28 June 2016


At:  Buddle Findlay, State Insurance Tower, 1 Willis Street, Wellington


RSVP: andreas.heuser@treasury.govt.nz


About the topic:

The last four years have seen merger clearance activity recover from the low levels experienced immediately post the GFC. In that time, the Commerce Commission has released revised merger guidelines setting out how it thinks about mergers and the process it follows. This presentation will outline some of the issues that the Commission has had to grapple with in the mergers it has considered in that time, and provide some insight on the way the Commission goes about reaching its decisions.


About the speaker:


David Blacktop is Principal Counsel, Competition, at the Commerce Commission. David's team of competition lawyers is responsible for providing legal advice on the Commission's cartel work, as well as all the Commission's other competition work. Prior to joining the Commission, David worked as a competition lawyer in private practice.


Lawyers may note that if this seminar is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then the seminar can count for 1 hour of your 10 CPD hours.



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