A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

By John Yong Ren and Wesley Wang – China’s merger control regime under the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into force in 2008, has continued to evolve in the past year. This article gives a detailed review of recent merger control enforcement in China. The authors also address possible future […]

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

By Zsolt Macskasi –  In this article, the author begins with a brief description of the regulatory environment and the recent history of bank mergers in the U.S., followed by a discussionof the regulatory practices regarding the analysis of the likely effects of bank mergers on the stability of the financial system. The article contrasts systemic […]

Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

By Andrea Levine & Andy Hasty – This article looks at recent hospital merger cases which highlight not only the importance of a properly defined geographic market, but also courts’ definitive shift away from relying on patient travel patterns in making this determination. A close look at the ensuing hospital merger challenges shows that patient flow […]

Antitrust Chronicle – Telecommunications

Antitrust Chronicle – Telecommunications

Letter from the Editor Dear Readers, This month, the Antitrust Chronicle brings you a special edition on antitrust issues in the telecoms sector, focusing on the evolution of 5G technology. Across jurisdictions, many experts and practitioners agree that 5G differs from previous cellular generations and there are numerous antitrust issues that potentially come along with […]

Mobile Fixation? A Review of Recent EC Decisions in the Telecoms Sector

Mobile Fixation? A Review of Recent EC Decisions in the Telecoms Sector

By Sascha Schubert – The EU telecoms sector has gone through several years of intense M&A activity, characterized by horizontal 4:3 mobile consolidation on the one hand and fixed/mobile integration on the other. Whether and in which direction consolidation will continue over the coming years depends in part on the prospects of obtaining regulatory clearance. After […]

Telecoms Mergers under the EU Merger Regulation: A New Frame of Reference?

Telecoms Mergers under the EU Merger Regulation: A New Frame of Reference?

By Antonio Bavasso & Dominic Long – The Commission has developed a rich decisional practice in response to a wave of consolidation in the telecoms sector. This gives rise to a number of interesting points on competition law and economics. In particular, a claim frequently made at the industry level is that, in the absence of […]

Staples/Office Depot: Clarifying Cluster Markets

Staples/Office Depot: Clarifying Cluster Markets

By Krisha A. Cerilli – The recent challenge to Staples acquisition of Office Depot brought to the forefront several key aspects of antitrust merger analysis. In suing to block the deal, FTC alleged that the acquisition would substantially lessen competition in the sale and distribution of consumable office supplies to large business customers. Staples and […]

FTC v. Penn State Hershey Medical Center: Third Circuit Appeal Could Lead to Important Decision for Future Hospital Mergers

FTC v. Penn State Hershey Medical Center: Third Circuit Appeal Could Lead to Important Decision for Future Hospital Mergers

By Pete Levitas & Bryan M. Marra – On May 9, 2016, District Judge John E. Jones III of the Middle District of Pennsylvania denied a joint motion by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the FTC seeking a preliminary injunction to enjoin the proposed merger of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System. Judge Jones rejected […]

An Examination of the Proposed Teva-Allergan Merger

An Examination of the Proposed Teva-Allergan Merger

By William S. Comanor & Diana L. Moss –  The proposed Teva-Allergan merger joins the largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world, Teva Pharmaceuticals, with an important rival that is currently the third largest in world-wide generic sales. This article evaluates the competitive effects of the merger and its implications for consumer welfare in the United […]

Mega-Mergers: Key Considerations to Take to Get your Deal Through

Mega-Mergers: Key Considerations to Take to Get your Deal Through

By Nikolaos Peristerakis, Tom McGrath & Fay Zhou – While there appears to be a consensus among regulators and practitioners that “big is not necessarily bad” when it comes to merger transactions, mega-mergers will attract much more intense scrutiny, both on antitrust and non-antitrust grounds, by regulators that increasingly cooperate with each other, often at a […]

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