Merger Control Developments: New Tools in the Enforcer’s Toolkit

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Merger Control Developments: New Tools in the Enforcer’s Toolkit

Merger Control Developments: New Tools in the Enforcer’s Toolkit

About the speakers
  • Noel Watson-Doig
    Noel Watson-Doig
    Senior Counsel Global Pharma Competition Law and Legal Operations, UK & Ireland Pharma at GSK
    Noel Watson-Doig has a broad range of experience in European and UK competition, state aid and public procurement law. He has sector experience in pharmaceuticals, healthcare media and advertising. Noel previously worked as a competition lawyer for the British Broadcasting Corporation and BBC Worldwide, where he advised on a range of high-profile competition, regulatory and state aid issues.
  • Jim Back
    Jim Back
    Senior Director, General Counsel, EU Antitrust at Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Leigh Oliver
    Leigh Oliver
    Partner at Clifford Chance
    Leigh Oliver is a Partner in Clifford Chance’s Antitrust Practice in Washington, D.C. Leigh specializes in antitrust issues ranging from bet-the-company merger control matters to state and federal antitrust investigations. She has two decades of experience advising clients in heavily scrutinized industries, including healthcare, life sciences, aerospace and defense and industrials. Leigh regularly represents clients before federal and state antitrust agencies and in merger litigation in federal court. Leigh Oliver is particularly commended for her work in healthcare-related antitrust matters. She regularly appears before the FTC in merger investigations and challenges. Sources say, "She is extraordinarily attentive to detail and to strategy, an excellent team leader and very responsive to client needs." - Chambers USA 2021: Antitrust (District of Columbia)
  • Hiram Andrews
    Hiram Andrews
    Global Head of Antitrust at Novartis
    Hiram Andrews is the head of antitrust at Novartis and is based in Basel, Switzerland. Hiram joined Novartis in June 2019 and he and his team are responsible for providing antitrust advice on all transactions, investigations, and litigation matters at Novartis. He also is responsible for antitrust compliance and training activities. Hiram previously was Counsel at Freshfields and had been based in Washington, Brussels, and New York. Prior to joining Freshfields, he worked at the US Antitrust Modernization Commission and the US Federal Trade Commission. Hiram earned a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from Bowdoin College.

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