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Massachusetts District Court denies motion to dismiss antitrust claims related to “club deals” by private equity firms

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2009

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts has denied a motion to dismiss a class action claiming that certain private equity firms illegally colluded in the purchase of target companies in leveraged buyout transactions

Stumbling out of the blocks

  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2013

When does pre-closing integration planning cross the line to become gun jumping that can create antitrust liability? I've been thinking about that

FTC announces new filing thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notifications

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the new notification thresholds for pre-merger notification reports that must be filed under the

DOJ files suit to block AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile

  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

The Department of Justice today filed suit in federal district court in the District of Columbia to permanently enjoin AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile

Assistant Attorney General Baer reports on recent developments in DOJ remedies and enforcement policies

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2013

On September 25th, Bill Baer, Asst. Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), spoke at the Georgetown

Don’t shoot your merger in the foot: what you need to know about gun jumping under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2010

Before pulling the trigger on a merger, companies should know that the factors contributing to a successful transaction from a business perspective - advanced planning and integration - may raise the danger of illegal premerger coordination, or "gun jumping," under the federal antitrust laws

DOJ revises Policy Guide to reflect greater flexibility in fashioning merger remedies

  • Baker Botts LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2011

On June 17, 2011, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) updated its Policy Guide to Merger Remedies, signaling a shift toward a more flexible, case-by-case approach to merger remedies

Department of Justice successfully challenges BazaarvoicePowerreviews merger

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined last week that Bazaarvoice, Inc., a social media marketing company

Higher HSR reporting threshold requirements effective February 24, 2014

  • Andrews Kurth LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that its annual changes to the dollar thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust

FTC announces changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino filing requirements

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2013

On Jan. 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements