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Brian Concklin

Brian Concklin

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Brian Concklin

Brian Concklin advises clients on compliance with the U.S. merger control laws, the regulatory review of mergers and acquisitions, government investigations into anti-competitive conduct, and the implementation of antitrust best practices.

Brian has represented numerous clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, or the creation of new entities, including compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and its related pre-merger notification filing requirements.

Brian has advocated on behalf of such clients before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice during the agencies’ review of a transaction. This includes responding to Second Requests and negotiating remedies when necessary.

  • S&P Global on the sale of its pricing and evaluations business to Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
  • ICAP in the sale of its voice broking business to Tullet Prebon Fidelity National Information Services on transactions involving financial information systems
  • Informa on transactions in the exhibitions and information space COFCO in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of Noble Agri and the $1.2 billion acquisition of Nidera
  • Symrise in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Diana Group
  • CVC on its acquisition of:
    • PDC Brands
    • Breitling
    • a back office technologies company
    • two business lines of Acument Global Technologies from Platinum Equity
    • Spi Global Holdings
    • a back-office cloud computing business
    • Petco
    • SkyBox Security
    • Paysafe
  • Imagination Technologies on its sale to Canyon Bridge
  • Partners Group acquisition of USIC
  • Hearst on a variety of transactions including its purchase of Lagardère, Rodale, Milliman Care Guidelines, Kubra Data Transfer, Awesome TV, Complex Media, an 80% stake in Litton Entertainment and continued purchases of Fitch ratings, as well as joint ventures with Verizon and Condé Nast
  • A consortium of shipping companies in the antitrust risks of responding to, and acting under, a proposed tender for services
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Career and qualifications

  • Goucher College (BA, History) 2005
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-law in Maryland 2010
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-law in the District of Columbia 2011

Professional bodies

  • American Bar Association