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Global merger control: charting a route to port
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union, Global, USA
  • November 11 2015

The global M&A market has returned to its previous highs but what sets this cycle apart is the rise of the mega-deal. According to Dealogic, during

FTC Chairwoman Ramirez testifies on proposed legislation impacting the FTC’s role in mergers
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2015

On October 7, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez provided testimony regarding proposed legislation, known as the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews

Has antitrust enforcement been ‘reinvigorated’ under Obama?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 27 2015

In the 2008 presidential election campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama promised to "reinvigorate" antitrust enforcement. Over the last few years

Third point settlement cautions on limits of Hart-Scott-Rodino investment-only exemption
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • October 22 2015

On August 24 2015 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Third Point, LLC and three affiliated investment funds (collectively

Hospital consolidation trends continue through 2015
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2015

The wave of hospital merger and acquisition activity over the past several years has continued through 2015 due to pressure on traditional hospital

Violate the rules once, shame on you, violate the rules twicego get your checkbook
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2015

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") have a slightly different take on the old saying of "fool me once" when

M&A at a glance (October 2015)
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2015

The M&A market continued to contract in September 2015, with some indicators compounding August 2015 declines by over 40. In the U.S., overall deal

The FTC's first loss in nearly half a decade, illuminating the difficulties of prediction and the merits of litigating it
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2015

"Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks." Mark Twain could have been speaking about the FTC's recent challenge to a merger

Recent enforcement actions highlight importance of Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance when acquiring voting securities
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2015

Three recent enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), in cooperation with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department

The FTC’s Third Point settlement: not a controversy
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2015

On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission entered into an agreement with hedge fund Third Point settling allegations that Third Point violated