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Antitrust Division Head Discusses Approach to Merger Remedies

USA - January 26 2022 The head of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said that when it “concludes that a merger is likely to lessen competition, in…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Marta P. Kelly, Jared P. Nagley, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott, Brette Tannenbaum, Laura C. Turano, Krishna Veeraraghavan

FTC Announces New Hart-Scott-Rodino and Clayton Act Section 8 Thresholds

USA - January 24 2022 The Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) has revised the jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Marta P. Kelly, William B. Michael, Jared P. Nagley, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Rebekah T. Scherr, Aidan Synnott, Laura C. Turano

FTC Will “Routinely” Require Prior Approval Provisions in Merger Orders

USA - October 27 2021 The FTC issued a statement on its intended use of prior approval provisions for future transactions in merger orders. Companies may become subject to…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Marta P. Kelly, Jared P. Nagley, Jacqueline P. Rubin, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott

FTC Rescinds Vertical Guidelines, Introducing Opacity Into Merger Review

USA - September 15 2021 The FTC has rescinded its 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines, which were issued jointly with the DOJ to provide transparency about the agencies’…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Marta P. Kelly, William B. Michael, Jared P. Nagley, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott, Brette Tannenbaum

FTC Now Sending Warning Letters When It Does Not Finish Merger Reviews within Statutory Timeframe

USA - August 3 2021 The Federal Trade Commission, citing capacity constraints, has begun sending Warning Letters to deal parties when it does not complete merger…

Joseph J. Bial, Andrew C. Finch, Daniel J. Howley, Marta P. Kelly, Jared P. Nagley, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Aidan Synnott