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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…

Alexis J. Gilman, Connor Ahearn, Juan A. Arteaga, Karel Bourgeois, Rosa M. Morales.

A Harder Pill to Swallow? International Working Group Aims to Enhance Pharmaceutical-Merger Reviews

United Kingdom, USA - March 19 2021 The Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission has organized an international working group of antitrust enforcers to revamp and strengthen their…

Alexis J. Gilman, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Kate M. Watkins.

On the Rocks No More: FTC Approves $1 Billion Deal Between Low-Price Liquor Rivals With Unusual Remedy

USA - January 7 2021 Just before Christmas, the Federal Trade Commission cleared wine and spirits maker E. & J. Gallo’s acquisition of a portfolio of low-price alcohol…

Akhil Sheth, Alexis J. Gilman, Britton D. Davis, Kate M. Watkins.

A Partisan Tale: The FTC's Vertical Merger Enforcement Commentary

USA - January 6 2021 In a hotly contested 3-to-2 vote, the Federal Trade Commission in December 2020 issued a 43-page Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement…

Alexis J. Gilman, Angel Prado, Jeane A. Thomas, Ryan C. Tisch.

China Issues Rules Governing National Security Reviews of Foreign Investment

China - December 23 2020 On December 19, 2020, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) released anticipated “Measures…

Aurora Zhang, Caroline E Brown, Evan Y. Chuck, Zhongdong Zhang.