Horizontal Merger Guidelines

CPI Hot Tub Audio Conference:

On August 19, DOJ and FTC issued their Horizontal Guidelines. Last June, after the draft comments had been received David Evans moderated a panel of four key players who were involved in drafting and working with the previous guidelines discussed these changes: Mike Salinger, Bill Blumenthal, Joe Simons, and Dick Schmalensee. Their comments are perhaps even more relevant now. Listen and enjoy:

 

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