MON/BAYN: Delrahim to Meet With Competition Counterparts in Europe

Event Driven Takeaways

  • DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim is heading to Europe next week, where he plans to meet with the heads of competition authorities in Brussels and Germany.
  • Monsanto’s merger with Bayer, specifically topics relating to commitments made by Bayer for European Commission approval, “may come up,” Delrahim told Event Driven. The transaction, however, is not explicitly on the trip’s agenda and the travel has been planned “for awhile.”

DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim plans to meet next week with the heads of the competition authorities in Brussels and Germany, where the matter of commitments made by Bayer for European Commission antitrust approval “may come up,” he told Event Driven. Speaking today at an event hosted by George Washington University Law School, Delrahim said he is “heading out to Brussels and Germany next week to engage with” his competition counterparts in these jurisdictions, EC Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and Andreas Mundt, president of