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Brian Concklin

Brian Concklin


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 extensive experience navigating clients through the U.S. premerger notification process set forth by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. Brian has advocated on behalf of clients before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, including managing responses to Second Requests and negotiating remedies when necessary.

Brian's work has spanned numerous industries, including food & beverage; fintech, banking, private equity funds, telecommunications, air & space, chemicals, and bio-engineering.

  • Symrise AG's acquisition of International Dehydrated Foods LLC/American Dehydrated Foods LLC
  • GSMA in the US Department of Justice's lengthy investigation into the association and its member's practices of creating industry specifications and technical solutions in the mobile telecommunications space, which was ultimately resolved through a Business Review Letter accepting pro-active changes to the association's process for developing industry specifications and solutions
  • NEX Group Plc on its sale to CME Group
  • CVC Capital Partners on more than a dozen transactions
  • ICAP on the sale of its voice broking business to Tullet Prebon
  • Partners Group on numerous acquisitions
  • Europcar's acquisition of Fox Rent A Car
  • Symrise's $1.8bn acquisition of Diana Group
  • Hearst on a variety of transactions, including its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data; Heart's acquisition of the magazine and book business of Rodale Inc., a health and wellness content publishing company; Heart's acquisition of Kubra Data Transfer; Heart's acquisition of Awesome TV; and Heart's joint venture with Verizon
  • Informa in several transactions in the exhibitions and information spaces, including its recent acquisition of UBM
  • S&P Global on the sale of its pricing and evaluations business to Intercontinental Exchange
  • COFCO in the $1.5 billion acquisition of Noble Agri and the $1.2 billion acquisition of Nidera
  • Audi, BMW, and Daimler on the purchase of Nokia's HERE business
  • Fresenius on its acquisition of a biosimilar pipeline business from Merck
  • OpCapita's acquisition of a majority stake in US retailer Maurices Inc., which was OpCapita's first investment in the US
  • Fidelity National Information Services in transactions involving financial information systems
  • Cinven on the sale of Germany-based CeramTec GmbH, a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance ceramics, to an investor consortium
  • 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
  • Catholic University Columbus School of Law (JD) 2010
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-law in Maryland 2010
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-law in the District of Columbia 2011
  • Partner since May 2022

Professional bodies

  • American Bar Association
  • Section of Antitrust Law