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Antitrust Enforcement Agencies Adopt Final Vertical Merger Guidelines

USA - July 1 2020 On June 30, 2020, the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted Vertical Merger Guidelines…

Marc G. Schildkraut

DOJ Intends to Criminally Prosecute No Poaching Agreements

USA - March 20 2018 The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently confirmed that it intends to bring criminal antitrust prosecutions of companies…

Tracy Cole, Anat Maytal

Discriminating tastes: court puts long-running Robinson-Patman Act case to rest

USA - September 17 2015 Described as the Rodney Dangerfield of the antitrust laws, the Robinson-Patman Act—which prohibits anticompetitive price discrimination—gets no…

Collusion course: the limits of hot documents

USA - June 17 2015 Discovery in antitrust cases often involves a search for smoking-gun documents. Those documents can consist of emails proving that competitors…

Fit to be tied: appeals court redefines tying arrangements based on bundled pricing

USA - May 15 2015 Corporate antitrust compliance programs often spotlight the dangers of tying arrangements. Those risks arise when a seller with a dominant position…