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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


Learning to fly?
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • August 15 2013

Let's take a closer look at the complaint filed this week by the Department of Justice and the attorneys general of four states, two Commonwealths


European General Court hears Cisco's appeal of the EC's decision in MicrosoftSkype deal
  • Venable LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • August 14 2013

On May 28, the European General Court in Luxembourg heard arguments on Cisco's challenge of the European Commission's ruling regarding Microsoft's $8


Commission approves proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines’ holding company AMR Corporation, subject to conditions
  • Roschier
  • USA
  • August 14 2013

The Commission approved, subject to commitments, the merger between US Airways Group and AMR Corporation, including its main subsidiary American


Supreme Court rules for FTC in hospital merger case
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2013

Holding in Phoebe Putney case narrowly construes state-action exemption to antitrust laws. On February 19, in Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe


Court to tackle "state action" for the first time in 20 years
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

On 26 November, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, No. 11-1160, its first case in 20 years about "state action" immunity under the antitrust laws


2013 antitrust merger enforcement update and outlook
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • March 21 2013

Our 2012 Antitrust Merger Enforcement Update and Outlook reported on a number of emerging trends and initiatives by antitrust enforcers around the


American AirlinesUS Airways merger: back to square one?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

On 13th August 2013, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and attorneys general from six US states and the District of Columbia filed suit in the US


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


Federal court dismisses antitrust suit alleging unlawful joint bidding arrangements among private equity firms
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2008

A federal district court judge in the Western District of Washington recently dismissed an antitrust class action suit alleging that two private equity funds had unlawfully conspired in their bid to acquire WatchGuard Technologies (“WatchGuard”), a publicly traded company