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Long Story Cut Short: Court Blocks Merger Reducing from Five to Four the Number of Competitors for the Purchase of Book Publishing Rights

USA - November 14 2022 A recent decision enjoining the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, two of the largest book publishers in the U.S., marks a…

Nathaniel L. Asker, Renee E. Turner

DOJ Brings Criminal Monopolization Case for Invitation to Collude: Can an Anticompetitive Proposal, Even If Rejected, Result in Criminal Liability?

USA - November 2 2022 Earlier this year, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division stated that it would seek to criminally prosecute monopolization cases, a…

Nathaniel L. Asker, Renee E. Turner

Federal Court Decision in UnitedHealth/Change Highlights Challenges to Antitrust Agencies’ Aggressive Enforcement Agenda: A Win for Merger Remedies and Private Equity Divestiture Buyers

USA - September 23 2022 In a decision issued this week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the Department of Justice's request to block…

Nathaniel L. Asker, Aleksandr B. Livshits, Renee E. Turner

Shipping Companies Terminate Merger Following DOJ Antitrust Investigation

USA - August 25 2022 Shipping company China International Marine Containers Group Co. Ltd. terminated its intended acquisition of Maersk Container Industry A/S and Maersk…

Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2022

USA - July 13 2022 The Goldstein v. Denner (May 26, 2022) litigation arose out of the $11.6 billion cash acquisition of Bioverative, Inc. (which had recently been spun…

Amber Banks (Meek), Nathaniel L. Asker, Tobias Caspary, Bret T. Chrisope, Adam B. Cohen, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, Andrea Gede-Lange, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Dr. Juergen van Kann, Christian Kleeberg, Randi Lally, Ian Lopez, Mark H. Lucas, Scott B. Luftglass, Brian T. Mangino, Shant P. Manoukian, Philip Richter, Steven G. Scheinfeld, Robert C. Schwenkel, David L. Shaw, Peter L. Simmons, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Roy Tannenbaum, Gail Weinstein, Warren S. de Wied, Maxwell Yim