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FTC Announces New HSR and Section 8 Thresholds

USA - January 24 2022 After seeing the first decrease in the HSR thresholds in over a decade last year, the Federal Trade Commission announced today that it will increase…

Shawn Johnson, Ashley (Lee) McMahon, Kate M. Watkins

FTC Plans to Impose Prior Approval Requirements for Future Transactions

USA - October 27 2021 On October 25, 2021, the FTC announced that it will seek to impose prior approval provisions on merging parties in all future consent decrees. These…

Olivier N. Antoine, Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn Johnson, Kate M. Watkins

Illumina/Grail - FTC’s First Vertical Merger Challenge in Decades

USA - April 5 2021 On March 30, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it voted in unanimous, bipartisan fashion (4-0) to file a complaint to block Illumina’s…

Olivier N. Antoine, Juan A. Arteaga, Karel Bourgeois, Alexis J. Gilman, Rosa M. Morales

New Legislation Eliminates Long-Standing Antitrust Immunity for Health Insurers

USA - January 14 2021 Yesterday, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020 (CHIRA) was signed into law, eliminating the longstanding federal antitrust exemption…

Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Shawn Johnson, Kate M. Watkins

FTC Announces Resumption of Early Termination for HSR Filings

USA - March 30 2020 The Federal Trade Commission announced on Friday that it will return to processing requests for early termination for HSR filings following a…

Shawn Johnson, Kate M. Watkins