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DOJ Files Suit Against An “Activist Investor”
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2016

On Monday, April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a complaint against three ValueAct Capital-related entities (collectively

Activism (Re)Defined: DOJ Files Complaint Against ValueAct for Alleged HSR Act Violation
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2016

On April 4, 2016, the US Department of Justice ("DOJ") filed a civil antitrust suit against activist investor ValueAct Capital ("ValueAct") seeking

House Passes GOP-Backed SMARTER ACT Aiming to Harmonize Merger Review Process for FTC and DOJ
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

On March 23, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act by a vote

The FTC's Three Current Hospital Merger Challenges: Will the FTC Ever Lose?
  • Ober Kaler
  • USA
  • March 29 2016

Beginning with the Federal Trade Commission's 2007 decision in Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corp., holding that a hospital merger in the North

DOJ Investigates Cross-Ownership by Institutional Investors
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

On Capitol Hill last week, the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, William J. Baer, confirmed that

Antitrust Merger Enforcement In the Obama Administration: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Global, USA
  • March 8 2016

With Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearings scheduled for March 9, it seems an appropriate time to examine whether the Obama Administration’s

Antitrust Considerations for Global M&A Transactions - Q4 2015
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • China, European Union, Global, USA
  • March 4 2016

Weil’s Global Private Equity Update provides updates on current topics and trends in global private equity. This update provides an overview of

Looking Ahead: Retail Antitrust Enforcement in 2016
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2016

As we previously reported in Looking Back: Retail Antitrust Enforcement in 2015, last year was a booming year for consumer products mergers (and the

HSR Update: Annual Jurisdictional Thresholds Revisions Effective February 25, 2016, and Updated Guidance Restricting the Applicability of Two Real Estate Exemptions
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2016

The jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) will

Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2016
  • Dentons
  • European Union, USA, Canada, China
  • February 9 2016

The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to investigate and seek criminal charges against worldwide cartels. This enforcement activity will remain