Antitrust Chronicle – AT&T/Time Warner… What’s Next for Vertical Mergers?

Dear Readers,

The July 2019 CPI Antitrust Chronicle features articles on vertical mergers with a focus on the AT&T/Time Warner merger case. Indeed, the AT&T/Time Warner decision was one of the most eagerly anticipated antitrust decisions in recent years. Was this just a one off case or is the Justice Department signaling its intention to adopt a more aggressive posture towards vertical integration?

Since the AT&T/Time Warner decision, the call to rethink the analysis of vertical integration has grown. Some argue that the processes and procedures of competition authorities need to evolve.

To look back at other CPI articles on the topic of vertical mergers, we recommend our readers to revisit our August 2018 Chronicle on the topic.

Lastly, please take the opportunity to visit the CPI website and listen to our selection of Chronicle articles in audio form from such esteemed authors as Maureen Ohlhausen, Herbert Hovenkamp, Richard Gilbert, Nicholas Banasevic, Randal Picker, Giorgio Monti, Alison Jones, and William Kovacic among others. This is a convenient way for our readers to keep up with our recent and past articles on the go, in the gym, or at the beach.

As always, thank you to our great panel of authors.

Sincerely,

CPI Team

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