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NEW YORK (Reuters) Tougher antitrust scrutiny from Washington is slowing deal making even as some early signs of improvement have started to appear cheap canada goose uk in the mergers and acquisitions market.

Bankers and lawyers jackets said antitrust officials appointed by President Obama have broadened and lengthened investigations and they expect more vigorous enforcement in years to come.

think the antitrust paradigm is very different under Obama Canada Goose Online than canada goose uk shop it was under Bush, said Lee LeBrun, co head of Americas M at UBS. canada goose factory sale find deal lawyers and buy canada goose jacket inside counsel spending a lot more time analyzing the antitrust response to potential deals.

think deals are taking longer to come together as a result of antitrust and being structured in a way to mitigate the increased antitrust scrutiny. canada goose clearance sale Justice Department top antitrust official, has repeatedly pledged to take a more aggressive approach on the combination of companies with buy canada goose jacket cheap large market positions. satellite radio companies.

Companies have also seen increased scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission.

Lawyers expect health care, high technology, oil and gas and financial services deals to receive especially close looks from regulators.

CREATIVE STRUCTURES Joel Greenberg, co chair of law Canada Goose Parka firm Kaye Scholer corporate and finance department, said he was aware canada goose coats of several non public situations have been tied up at the justice department canada goose uk black friday for months, where a year ago they probably wouldn have been.

Greenberg said Canada Goose Coats On Sale the change in antitrust regime made buyers and sellers more cautious in any deal that canada goose uk outlet might have antitrust ramifications. He Canada Goose Jackets added uk canada goose it will also lead to increased transaction costs, as antitrust and M lawyers shape deals to Canada Goose Outlet prepare for obstacles in Washington.

He said companies would likely need to structure deals to prepare for cheap Canada Goose longer waits for antitrust approval, including writing more specific clauses to account for possible material changes.

George Casey, co head of mergers and acquisitions at Canada Goose sale law canadian goose jacket firm Shearman Stearling, said sellers should try to build in strong contractual provisions to require a buyer to complete a deal even if there are antitrust issues.

seller really wants to make sure it gets as much deal certainty as possible in light of the antitrust concerns.

Bankers have pointed to improved stock markets, as well as enthusiasm from clients as signs of optimism for deal volumes for the rest of 2009.

Still, Buffier said the cloudier regulatory uk canada goose outlet environment was another drag on the M market still reeling from the canada goose black friday sale recent economic crisis.

you have Canada Goose online the economy in the shape that it is with companies canada goose coats on sale in financial distress and with significant uncertainty around the ability to obtain financing, and then you canada goose store layer on top of that some additional regulatory canada goose clearance uncertainty, that can have canada goose a negative impact on the enthusiasm for some transactions, Buffier added.