Introduction With merger control regimes in place in a very large number of jurisdictions around the world - all EU Member States but one and an increasing number of countries worldwide have merger control regimes - the topic of mergers and joint ventures encompasses numerous issues and (...)
Molly joined WTW as Head of Antitrust in 2023 and is responsible for all antitrust and competition law matters globally. Previously she spent over five years within Novartis’ antitrust team in Switzerland, and prior to that practiced at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London and Brussels. Molly has extensive experience across the full spectrum of competition law issues, including transactions, internal and external investigations, private enforcement, behavioral counselling, risk management, and compliance training. Molly received her M.A. and LL.M. from the University of Cambridge.
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1. Introduction and overview The European Commission (the "Commission") on 11 June 2013 adopted a package of measures aimed at facilitating competition law private actions in the EU. The package consists of: A proposal for a Directive on competition law private damages actions in the EU (...)
1. Introduction On 12 December 2012 the EU General Court dismissed Electrabel’s appeal against the €20 million fine the European Commission had imposed on it for failing to notify a transaction - the acquisition of a minority shareholding - to the Commission under the EU Merger Regulation (...)
This article has been nominated for the 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. 1. Introduction During the course of 2012 there have been various developments at the EU level in relation to the unannounced inspections or "dawn raids" (...)
1. Introduction This area raises many interesting and complex competition law and policy questions, in particular given the fast moving nature of the sector, and the interplay between competition and other public interest issues, such as media pluralism and net neutrality. The sector (...)
1. Introduction In our foreword to e-Competition’s 2011 Mergers and Joint Ventures Special Issue we noted the ever-increasing number of national jurisdictions with merger control regimes, and the effect of multiple-filing requirements on businesses and practitioners involved in M&A (...)