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Stalemate at FTC Leads to Contested Merger Closing

USA - May 19 2021 On May 14, 2021, despite not having obtained official approval from federal antitrust authorities, 7-Eleven Inc., the largest convenience-store chain…

Jacqueline R. Java.

HSR Notification Thresholds Decrease Slightly for 2021

USA - February 2 2021 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced the annual revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (“HSR Act”) thresholds…

Jacqueline R. Java.

DOJ Issues New Merger Remedies Manual, Emphasizes Structural Remedy Preference

USA - September 16 2020 On September 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division released a revised Merger Remedies Manual (“Manual”), providing a modernized…

Jacqueline R. Java.

Antitrust Agencies Issue Final New Guidelines for Vertical Mergers

USA - July 8 2020 On June 30, 2020, the Department of Justice and a split Federal Trade Commission released the final version of their new Vertical Merger Guidelines…

Jacqueline R. Java.

DOJ Wins Groundbreaking Arbitration to Resolve Merger Challenge

USA - March 18 2020 The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) has prevailed in a first-of-its-kind arbitration, resolving its challenge to aluminum…

Jacqueline R. Java.