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FTC reinforces narrow interpretation of investment-only exemption
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a proposed settlement in federal court this week that serves as a reminder of the broad application of the

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

State Attorneys General November 14 Update
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 14 2016

Illinois AG Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen (VW) alleging that VW violated Illinois state environmental laws by

Sixth Circuit says antitrust suit too late
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

An antitrust lawsuit against a chemical manufacturer is time barred following a Sixth Circuit ruling. Affirming dismissal in Z Technologies v

Merger control notification: penalties for failure to notify
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Global
  • July 11 2013

With the recent imposition of substantial civil penalties on MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings (US$720,000) and on Barry Diller (US$480,000) for failing

MOFCOM issues interim rules and guidelines on simple cases of concentration
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • China
  • June 5 2014

On February 11, 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Interim Rules on Applicable Standards for Simple Cases regarding

Payer Support for Provider Mergers: The Importance of Being Proactive
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 11 2016

Health care providers are undergoing a merger wave. In part due to incentives created by the Affordable Care Act, more and more providers are

Takeover Panel: Takeover Code: amendments to various practice statements effective 19 September 2011
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 4 2011

As reported in the last edition of this publication6 , a number of changes to the Takeover Code (‘the Code’) came into effect on 19 September 2011

European Commission imposes record-equaling 20 million merger control fine
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • July 25 2014

The European Commission has announced a fine of 20 million (US$27 million) for what it describes as a "negligent" breach of EU merger control

Joint bidding by private equity funds found permissible under antitrust laws
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 2 2008

In late February 2008 in litigation involving the acquisition of a public company that had put itself up for sale, a federal district court held that that no antitrust claim was stated where, out of all potential buyers solicited by the company, two private equity buyers who were the only bidders to make an actual offer to buy the company entered into a joint bid agreement to purchase the target