Australia Raises Antitrust Fears Over Aon's $30B Willis Merger

Law360, London (February 18, 2021, 12:01 PM GMT) -- Australia's competition watchdog has raised preliminary antitrust concerns over Aon PLC's $30 billion takeover of Willis Towers Watson PLC, warning on Thursday that the merger would combine two of the world's largest risk and reinsurance companies.

Australia's competition watchdog has said it fears the proposed merger between London-based Aon and Willis Towers will significantly lessen competition. (iStock) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it fears the proposed merger between the London-based multinational giants will significantly lessen competition in the supply of those services in the country.

"We are concerned that the combination of Aon and [Willis Towers Watson] will remove...

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