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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


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


T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS stress need for scale in FCC merger application
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

In a transfer of control application filed with the FCC last Friday, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS cited the need for scale as the main impetus for their proposed merger, as they emphasized the difficulties the companies will face in continuing to compete independently if they do not combine


District court dismisses antitrust class action complaint against private equity firms
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2008

In the wake of the Department of Justice’s inquiry into alleged anticompetitive behavior among certain private equity firms, a handful of class actions have been filed alleging collusion among private equity firms


Court declines to dismiss antitrust claim alleging private equity firms allocated market for leveraged buyouts
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2008

In a significant decision for private equity firms, hedge funds, and other participants in corporate acquisitions, a U.S. District Court on December 15 denied a motion to dismiss a class action complaint alleging a conspiracy among certain private equity firms to allocate the LBO market on a wide scale


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


Wireless patent deals cleared by Justice Department, EU
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 17 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department and the European Union cleared key wireless patent deals that involve Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Research-In-Motion, while warning the parties that the government will not hesitate to act against abusive technology patent lawsuits that aim to thwart competition


House Democrats warn of competitive impacts of Verizon-Spectrumco deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2012

Writing to the FCC and the Justice Department on Monday, 32 House Democrats warned of the potential competitive harms of Verizon’s $3.6 billion acquisition of wireless spectrum assets held by the SpectrumCo venture as they advised the agencies to “protect the public interest in cross-platform competition driving lower prices and higher quality services, and to ensure that all Americans have access to the most advanced technologies”


FTC announces revised Hart-Scott-Rodino thresholds
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2007

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 top ten tricks, traps and trends . . . in no particular order
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2015

The HSR Act's thresholds, rules and exemptions are complex. Compliance and failures to file by hedge and private equity funds are currently subject to