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Fieldfisher launches merger arbitrage desk

Global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continues to grow, surpassing the record-breaking deal-making run from the beginning of the year according to recent reports, and event driven funds and merger arbitrage investors often require expert insights to evaluate the regulatory risk that may affect the outcome of M&A deals.
With the recent arrival of experienced antitrust and M&A lawyer Miguel Vaz, European law firm Fieldfisher is now providing a "one-stop-shop" service to a number of top tier investors and hedge funds, focused on risk-adjusted merger arbitrage investment opportunities.
"Merger arbitrage investors need to understand the antitrust and other regulatory risks that may affect the outcome of M&A deals so they can make informed investment decisions," said Mr Vaz. "In this type of market, success is determined by identifying and assessing regulatory issues and other risk factors quickly, precisely and with access to quality information."
Fieldfisher's Merger Arbitrage team covers the full spectrum of the arbitrage legal risk, from competition/antitrust approvals to national security and other sector specific regulatory clearances.
"The team is a one-stop-shop for investors wanting to understand regulatory risks associated with M&A deals and draws on the sector expertise of Fieldfisher's network of offices and competition lawyers across Europe - including in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain - the US and Asia," said Mr Vaz. 
"Whenever needed, Fieldfisher's merger arbitrage desk also relies on a network of national experts, who are able to provide first hand regulatory, economic and political insights into key regulated sectors of activity for example energy, life sciences, technology or finance, offering a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape of each."
About Fieldfisher
Fieldfisher is an enterprising European law firm built around people. We have market-leading practices in our four key sectors of energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.
Our network spans over 1500 people across 25 international offices, all of which offer clients highly commercial, pragmatic advice.
We are based in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, the UK and the US.
Fieldfisher was named as a highly commended firm in the European FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019.

The firm's UK M&A team has been nominated for its role high-profile cross-border deals involving specialist corporate advice and multi-practice expertise at the British Legal Awards 2021

Media enquiries regarding Fieldfisher may be directed to:
Jonathan MacPherson; Senior PR & Communications Manager
+44 (0)330 460 6274 or

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