Thermo Fisher Scientific - competition aspects of US$13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies

03 Feb 2014

Slaughter and May advised Thermo Fisher Scientific on the competition aspects of its US$13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies, combining two of the leading laboratory and life sciences companies in the world. The transaction was announced on 15 April 2013 and completed on 3 February 2014 following the receipt of approvals from all the relevant competition authorities, including conditional clearances from the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation on 26 November 2013; the Ministry of Commerce in China under the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law on 14 January 2014; and the US Federal Trade Commission under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, published on 31 January 2014.

Slaughter and May also coordinated the global merger control notifications, in conjunction with its 'Best Friend' firms in China (Jun He Law Offices), Japan (Anderson Mori & Tomotsune), South Korea (Kim & Chang), Australia (Gilbert + Tobin), New Zealand (Russell McVeagh) and Russia (ALRUD). Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP and Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP advised on US and Canadian antitrust issues respectively


Competition: John Boyce (partner), Michael Rowe (partner), Natalie Yeung (associate), Mariko Tavernier (associate), Paddy Law (associate), Murray Reeve (associate)

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