European law firm Fieldfisher launches merger arbitrage desk

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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," says 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," says 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."

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