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FTC Releases Study Examining Merger Remedies Between 2006 and 2012
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2017

On February 3, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a report on an internal staff study examining the success of the Commission's


Federal Court Blocks Staples-Office Depot Merger, Finding Sale of Office Supplies to Large Business Customers to Be a Distinct Relevant Market
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

On May 10, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Federal Trade Commission successfully established a


Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals adopts below-cost standard for “non-explicit” tying arrangements
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit last week issued a significant opinion limiting the circumstances in which a defendant's


Third Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Claim that “Loyalty Discounts” Violate Antitrust Laws
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a significant opinion in an antitrust case this week, in which it upheld a summary


Seventh Circuit dismisses Clayton Act Section 8 derivative case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2012

In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit sharply limited the ability of shareholders to bring derivative suits for possible violations of section 8 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 19 (2006), which prohibits interlocking directors and officers between competitors


FTC announces new Hart-Scott-Rodino and Clayton Act Section 8 thresholds
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") has revised the jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act


Executive Order Calls on Agencies to Address Industry Concentration: The Implications for Common Ownership Interests
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2016

On April 15, 2016, President Obama issued an Executive Order entitled "Steps to Increase Competition and Better Inform Consumers and Workers to


Department of Justice and FTC Release Antitrust Guidance for Employee Hiring and Compensation
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2016

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission recently published "Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource


FTC announces new Hart-Scott-Rodino and Clayton Act Section 8 thresholds
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) has revised the jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”) and the Premerger Notification Rules (the “Rules”


Hart-Scott-Rodino enforcement: executive equity awards can trigger HSR filing obligations
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2012

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) requires parties intending to acquire voting securities, assets or certain non-corporate interests to notify the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (“DOJ”), and to observe certain waiting periods, if the HSR filing thresholds are met