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Notification threshold under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act increased to $70.9 million
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 14 2013

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced higher reporting thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 11, 2013


First antitrust settlements reached with European Commission
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • June 22 2010

The European Commission's new settlement procedure in antitrust cases offers potential benefits that can be significant


Merger control: gun jumping goes global
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • June 28 2010

Broadly defined, "gun jumping" refers to unlawful premerger coordination between the parties to an M&A transaction


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


Compliance warning for "dawn raids"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • June 8 2010

On 4 June 2010 the European Commission announced that it had opened formal proceedings against French group Suez Environnement concerning an alleged breach of a seal affixed during a Commission on-site inspection ("dawn raid") at the premises of the group's subsidiary, Lyonnaise des Eaux in April of this year


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


Kansas Supreme Court decision declares resale price maintenance per se illegal under state antitrust statute
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 14 2012

The Kansas Supreme Court recently determined resale price maintenance is per se illegal under state law, becoming the latest state to reject the rule of reason standard mandated by the Supreme Court of the United States. The decision serves as a reminder that although a supplier’s pricing policies may be permissible under federal law, they may nevertheless be subject to per se condemnation under certain state statutes


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


New merger guidelines underscore importance of internal planning documents
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 26 2010

New Horizontal Merger Guidelines recently released by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice emphasize the competitive effects of potential alignment transactions and place a premium on internal planning materials


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