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FTC Sues To Block $40 Billion Nvidia Acquisition of Arm, Reinforcing Aggressive Enforcement Agenda

USA - December 20 2021 On December 2, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) filed an administrative complaint challenging Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition…

Daniel R. Blauser, Joseph M. Rancour, Steven C. Sunshine

Antitrust Enforcement Takes a Sharp Left Turn

USA - October 7 2021 Over the past few years, a strong bi-partisan consensus emerged in support of more aggressive antitrust enforcement. There has been a widespread view…

Boris Bershteyn, David P. Wales

Interlocking Boards: The Antitrust Risk You May Never Have Heard Of

USA - June 16 2021 A mostly forgotten statute barring competitors from having representatives on each other’s boards could be used by regulators if pressure builds for…

David P. Wales

New DOJ Merger Remedies Manual: Preference for Structural Remedies and Private Equity Buyers

USA - September 21 2020 On September 3, 2020, the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division (the DOJ) issued its new Merger Remedies Manual (the Manual), which provides the…

John R. Thornburgh II, Steven C. Sunshine, David P. Wales

FTC and DOJ Enforcement Actions Highlight Scrutiny of Divestiture Orders Compliance

USA - August 21 2020 Recent enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) demonstrate the agencies’ continued…

Ryan J. Travers, David P. Wales