Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)

Aurora Luoma

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Ms. Luoma advises clients on merger control aspects of complex global transactions, including transactions requiring notification in the EU, U.K. and other jurisdictions worldwide. She has worked with clients across a range of industries including the energy, oil and gas, financial services and retail sectors. Ms. Luoma also advises clients on investigations before EU and U.K. authorities and general competition compliance issues. Ms. Luoma is recognised as a “future leader” by Who’s Who Legal: Competition.

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Articles

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Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Aurora Luoma, Hannah Street The UK Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company for breaching an order to hold separate an acquisition target pending its review of the merger (Facebook / Giphy)

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The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) fined Facebook £50.5 million for breaching an order to hold separate its acquisition target, Giphy, pending the CMA’s review of the merger. Takeaways The U.K. merger control regime allows acquirers the flexibility to close prior to completion of a (...)

Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Nick Wolfe The UK Government publishes consultations on far-reaching reforms to competition and consumer laws which would substantially expand the powers of the Competition Authority and reduce procedural protections

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The U.K. government is consulting on far-reaching reforms to U.K. competition and consumer laws, which would substantially expand the powers of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and reduce procedural protections. Key proposals include: Merger control jurisdiction enlarged: The CMA (...)

Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Andrew L. Foster, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Niels Baeten The EU Commission proposes a new merger and public procurement control legislation to combat foreign subsidies

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The European Commission (EC) has proposed legislation to curb M&A, public procurement and market conduct by foreign-subsidized companies that may distort the European Union’s internal market. New requirements include: Mandatory notification of acquisitions where the target’s EU turnover (...)

Alexander Kamp, Aurora Luoma, Giorgio Motta, Frederic Depoortere, Bill Batchelor, Ingrid Vandenborre, Iacovos Antoniou The UK Competition Authority publishes the revised Merger Assessment Guidelines

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The U.K.’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has released new merger assessment guidelines that confirm the U.K. regulator’s intensified approach to merger control. The guidelines largely codify the CMA’s recent output, which includes record-high numbers of prohibitions and deal (...)

Jason Hewitt, Max Edwards, John Adebiyi, Scott C. Hopkins, Aurora Luoma The UK Government provides greater clarity on new national security screening rules to be introduced by the national security and investment bill

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On 2 March 2021, the UK government published its response to a consultation on the sectors of the economy which are to be subject to mandatory notification under the new inward investment regime to be introduced by the National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill), which is currently before (...)

Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Nick Wolfe, Alexander Kamp, Tom R. Selwyn Sharpe The UK Parliament issues an independent report which calls for streamlining and enhanced legal predictability in the national antitrust regime

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Commissioned by the U.K. government to review its antitrust regime, Conservative Member of Parliament John Penrose’s “Power to the People” report proposes streamlined, modest changes rather than wholesale reform to the current regime. The report’s recommendations are outlined below: Merger reviews (...)

Nick Wolfe, James Anderson, Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Alexander Kamp The EU Commission and the UK Government publish an agreement governing post-Brexit trade relations that includes provisions regulating antitrust enforcement and cooperation

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The European Union (EU)-U.K. Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) governing post-Brexit trade relations between the U.K. and the EU includes provisions regulating EU/U.K. antitrust enforcement and cooperation effective January 1, 2021: Anticompetitive practices and mergers. The TCA provides (...)

Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Nick Wolfe, Tom R. Selwyn Sharpe The UK Competition Authority launches consultation on revised merger assessment guidelines

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Following its review of a series of global deals in the digital markets space, the U.K.’s Competition & Markets Authority (the CMA) has launched a consultation on revised merger assessment guidelines (the draft guidelines) codifying its evolving practice in the digital sector and addressing (...)

Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Aristeidis Demiroglou, Caroline Janssens The EU Commission calls for contributions on the fundamental question of how competition rules and sustainability policies interact with each other, and what can be done better

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Sustainability issues are increasingly high on the list of competition policy priorities both at the European Union and member state levels. The European Commission (EC) and national competition authorities are actively rethinking how competition policy can better support the transition to (...)

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