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Competition law reform in Brazil: implications for merger control
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Brazil
  • October 13 2011

Brazil’s House of Representatives passed a long-awaited competition bill (the Competition Bill) on 5 October 2011, making significant changes to Brazilian competition law


Notification threshold under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act increased to $66 million
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 25 2011

Increased reporting thresholds apply to pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 24, 2011


The top five (avoidable) antitrust traps in M&A transactions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

In M&A transactions, the parties are often focused on negotiating the transfer of assets or equity, and may treat antitrust as a mere procedural milestone


For the first time, FTC lowers notification thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 21 2010

New, lower reporting thresholds apply to transactions completed and pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 22, 2010


US Department of Justice investigation into hedge fund activities
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 9 2010

To be certain of avoiding financial and criminal penalties for infringement of US and EU rules on anti-competitive behaviour, hedge funds should remain vigilant in applying basic antitrust principles in all communications with competitors


European Commission adopts new Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • April 21 2010

The differences between US and EU distribution laws reveal that companies must be vigilant to ensure that their distribution strategies align with both systems of law


FTC issues report on authorized generics
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

On Wednesday, August 31, the Federal Trade Commission issued a report on "Authorized Generic Drugs: Short-Term Effects and Long-Term Impacts."


U.S. and Chinese antitrust agencies to sign cooperation agreement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • China, USA
  • July 6 2011

On June 24, 2011, Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney announced that the U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies will be signing a cooperation agreement with their Chinese counterparts


FTC announces major changes to disclosure requirements for Hart-Scott-Rodino notification rules and form
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 7 2011

Companies should begin regularly collecting required data - in particular revenues by North American Industry Classification System code and information about “associates” - in advance of need to file Hart-Scott-Rodino notification


FTC and DOJ issue final revised horizontal merger guidelines
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

The final revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines, which resemble the draft guidelines issued in April 2010, remain focused on actual competitive effects over technical market definition in determining the FTC's and DOJ's merger enforcement posture