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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


FTC proposes changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino notification rules and form
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 18 2010

While changes proposed by the FTC to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act may decrease the burden of reporting by eliminating the need to gather certain data, they will significantly increase the burdens in other areas, and an overall net increase in the effort required to prepare HSR filings is expected


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


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


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


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


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


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