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Welcome to Navigating UK Merger Control, a podcast from DLA Piper. This podcast is aimed at those encountering the UK merger regime for the first time or becoming reacquainted with it.

The UK regime has several key differences to the US and European regimes which listeners may find surprising.

In the first episode, competition partner, Matt Evans, speaks to Joel Bamford from Fingleton Limited. Joel was previously Senior Director of Mergers at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Matt and Joel discuss what merger control is and why should listeners be interested, touching on the CMA's role, when to notify and the decision-making process, as well as the impact of Brexit, merger control as a policy tool, and where the UK has broken ranks with other authorities.

Across the rest of this series, we'll be joined by experts from DLA Piper, as well as some special guests, who will help us to unpick the UK merger control system.

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