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Pfizer & Mylan Postpone Upjohn Deal Over COVID-19

Mylan and Upjohn (a Pfizer company) revealed they have delayed the transaction due to meeting restrictions and concerns over staff health and...

FTC And DOJ Announce Expedited Antitrust Procedure For Coronavirus Public Health Efforts

The Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division today issued joint statement detailing an expedited antitrust procedure and providing...

Statement From Canada’s Commissioner Of Competition Regarding Enforcement During The COVID-19 situation:

Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell issued the following statement today regarding the Competition Bureau’s enforcement during the COVID-19 coronavirus situation:

FTC Outlines Agency’s Response to Coronavirus Challenges:

Federal Trade Commission Executive Director David B. Robbins issued the following statement: The FTC is taking a variety of...

DOJ, FTC Speed Antitrust Reviews For Firms Teaming Up On COVID-19

US antitrust officials are set to announce steps to speed approvals for companies that want to team up to help provide needed...

Amazon Wants Shoppers To Cooperate With DOJ Coronavirus Price-Gouging Probe

Amazon.com Inc has started asking customers to cooperate with a Department of Justice criminal investigation of third-party sellers on its e-commerce...

Coronavirus Sows Doubt Over Corporate Acquisitions

The coronavirus pandemic has virtually eliminated shaking hands. Its economic impact now has investors doubting whether many companies which shook on mergers...

Antitrust Laws Still Apply to Trade Association and Competitor Meetings During COVID-19 Outbreak

By Anna Konradi Behrmann, Andrew Dettmer & Kathy Osborn (Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP) Businesses are taking drastic...

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton Postpone Merger Over Covid-19

National US law firms Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed their agreed merger to July 1 in response to the coronavirus...

AbbVie, Allergan Merger May Face Delay Due To COVID-19

With the final hurdle for their $63 billion merger cleared in the EU, AbbVie and Allergan were in the home stretch to close...

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