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Third Circuit addresses class certification
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

On December 20th, the Third Circuit, sitting en banc, addressed the certification of two settlement classes comprised of purchasers of diamonds from De Beers who allegedly violated state and federal antitrust and consumer protection laws for over 100 years


Antitrust Enforcement as to Compensation and HR Issues
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2016

The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission recently issued guidance concerning the enforcement of antitrust laws, in compensation and


DOJ Announces Intent to Proceed Criminally Against Naked Wage-Fixing or No-Poaching Agreements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2016

On October 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission jointly released “Antitrust Guidance for


FTC announces 2013 revised jurisdictional thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filings
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2013

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently announced the annual changes to the jurisdictional thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act. These


Potential private equity pitfalls under Hart-Scott-Rodino
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2011

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (“HSR” or the “Act”) requires the reporting of transactions, including acquisitions of voting securities or assets, that satisfy certain dollar thresholds


Proposed changes to HSR could increase reporting burden for private equity firms
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2011

On August 13, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") announced a series of proposed amendments to the rules and notification form required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"


Anti-trust and internet rules
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2011

On September 22nd, Reuters reported on the "dream team" of M&A attorneys hired by AT&T in order to salvage their proposed merger with T-Mobile


DOJ issues updated merger remedies policy guide
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

On June 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“Division”) issued an updated version of its policy guide to merger remedies, the first such revision since the original guide was issued in October 2004


New DOJ merger remedies policy guide may have implications at FERC
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

Earlier this year, FERC issued a notice of inquiry seeking comment on whether it should revise its horizontal market power test for mergers and other transactions under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act


FERC’s proposed penalties for market manipulation: do they violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition on excessive fines?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2012

In the past year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued over five orders directing various companies and individuals to show cause why