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Event Date Tue Nov 30 EST (about 2 months ago)
Location Online
Region Americas

We will be addressing the antitrust issues that the FTC and other antitrust agencies will prioritize and how private equity firms can minimize their risks.

• Recent policy shifts at the FTC and DOJ -- what does that mean for private equity? (10 minutes).
• The recent wave of merger enforcement by the agencies -- we will discuss the new and changing rules by the antitrust agencies and the risk that completed deals might be challenged. (20 minutes).
• Importance of due diligence of assets and businesses acquired by private equity to avoid buying an antitrust problem -- we will discuss the theories by which private equity owners can be held responsible for the wrongdoing of portfolio companies. (15 minutes).
• Management of competing businesses by private equity and how to minimize antitrust exposure -- we will discuss the risks presented by owning minority interests in competing businesses as well as interlocking directorate concerns. (15 minutes).

Program Level: Update
• Intended Audience: In-house counsel, outside attorneys, compliance, finance and other allied professionals advising private equity firms and practicing in the area of antitrust regulation and enforcement.
• Prerequisites: None.
• Advanced Preparation: None.


2021 Speakers

Tasneem Chipty
Managing Director, Global Co-Leader of Economics Consulting, AlixPartners

Craig P. Seebald
Managing Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

W. Matthew Strock
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Lindsey R. Vaala
Attorney, Vinson & Elkins LLP