In this issue:
The DOJ’s case against the AT&T/T-Mobile merger has the potential to be a landmark antitrust case. As such, the case will raise and—potentially—answer key questions about acceptable mergers. Our authors not only present viewpoints on both sides of the case but also ask some of the fascinating, less-analyzed questions the case raises. How will the conduct and results of the case reflect on the DOJ’s reputation? Should congressmen be writing letters to President Obama asking him to intervene? What roles are the lobbyists playing? Is the importance of this case overstated? Will the Court use old—or new—merger analysis methodology? How should the lessons from the Microsoft case be applied? The answers could influence antitrust practice for years to come.
The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
If merger enforcement can ever be equated with high drama, this is such a time. Benjamin D. Brown (Cohen Milstein)
The outcome will provide a test of the power of efficiency arguments in merger cases. Howard Chang, David S. Evans, & Richard Schmalensee (Global Economics Group)
Both the AT&T and Microsoft c