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FTC’s Wilson & Chopra Statement On Non-Reportable HSR Filing 6(b) Orders

We support the Commission’s decision to issue a 6(b) study designed to assess the sufficiency of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act...
FTC, Federal Trade Commission

The FTC Demands Info On Past Deals From Amazon, Apple, Facebook,...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is demanding information from Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft on their mergers over the past nine...
Big Tech

Senator Proposes Making The FTC Part Of The DOJ To...

On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) published a new plan to remake the Federal Trade Commission with an eye toward reining in...
Schick Razor

Schick Razor Abandons$1.37B Harry Deal After FTC Opposition

Schick razor maker Edgewell Personal Care on Monday scrapped its $1.37 billion deal for peer Harry’s after the US competition regulator sought...
Qualcomm

DOJ & FTC Will Argue Opposite Sides Of A Qualcomm Suit...

According to the Financial Times, the Trump administration is set for an unusual courtroom showdown on Thursday, February 13, between lawyers of...
FTC

FTC & DOJ Extend Deadline For Comments On Vertical Merger Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are extending the Feb. 11, 2020 deadline for comments on the draft Vertical Merger...
FTC, Federal Trade Commission

US Regulators Want To Block $1.4B Edgewell-Harry’s Deal

US regulators are seeking to halt Edgewell Personal Care’s plans to acquire shaving start-up Harry’s in a $1.37bn deal on competition grounds,...
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FTC Announces New Thresholds for 2020

For 2020, the size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act will adjust from $90...

U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines: Recommendations and Thoughts on EDM and...

By Koren W. Wong-Ervin (Qualcomm)1 The U.S. Antitrust Agencies’ Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines (“Guidelines”) are commendable in many ways; in particular, the Agencies’ faithfulness to...

US/EU: Big Tech & regulators in 2020

2020 will likely see a race between big tech companies - particularly Google, Facebook, and Amazon - and the regulators that are...

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