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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


Lessons Learned - The State of Affairs in US Merger Review
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

In the last year, the US antitrust regulators successfully challenged multiple transactions in court and forced companies to abandon several other


U.S. District Court Denies FTC’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Blocking Penn State Hershey PinnacleHealth Hospital Merger
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2016

On May 9, 2016, U.S. District Judge John Jones III, of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, rejected a motion for preliminary injunction by the


FTC Hospital Merger Win Streak Ends: PA Judge Rules in Favor of Hospitals, but FTC Fights On
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

In the first big win in more than 10 years for hospitals over the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") in a litigated hospital merger challenge, U.S


FTC, DOJ Issue Statement on Preserving Competition in the Defense Industry
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2016

On April 12, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division issued a joint statement explaining the


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


The HSR Act’s “Investment” Exemption - Strategic Considerations in Light of Recent Enforcement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

On April 4, 2016 the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued ValueAct Capital (ValueAct), an "activist" investment fund, for violation of the


Foreign Investors Active in the U.S. - Stricter Enforcement of Criminal Laws Against Senior Management and Ways to Stay Clean for Investors
  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

Company boards and management should take note of the U.S. Department of Justice’s increasing focus on the prosecution of individual executives and


DOJ Action Against ValueAct for HSR Act Violation Signals More Caution for Minority Investors and Activist Stockholders
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint in federal court against activist investor ValueAct Capital (ValueAct) for


DOJ Suit Against ValueAct Shines Spotlight on HSR Requirements for Shareholder Activists
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued certain ValueAct Capital entities for alleged violations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino