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Privacy Harms in Platform Mergers: Lessons from Brazil

By Victor Oliveira Fernandes1   I. Introduction In recent years, several antitrust authorities have expressed more significant concerns about privacy degradation in digital markets.2 Influent commentators argue...
6-AMID REGULATORY HEADACHES FOR M&A – UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT ENFORCEMENT LANDSCAPE IS KEY TO GETTING DEALS DONE By John R. Ingrassia

AMID Regulatory Headaches for M&A – Understanding the Current Enforcement Landscape...

Mergers and acquisitions are facing dual changing regulatory landscapes with respect to antitrust review and enforcement, and foreign investment into U.S. businesses under CFIUS.  Both...
Proposed Revision of the Efficiency Defense for Mergers in Canada’s Competition Act

Proposed Revision of the Efficiency Defense for Mergers in Canada’s Competition...

By Calvin Goldman, Richard Taylor, Nicolas Cartel, & Larry Schwartz1   In response to the consultation process initiated by Senator Howard Wetston “to promote additional...
6- Labor Markets in Healthcare Transactions: 
A Work in Progress

Labor Markets in Healthcare Transactions: 
A Work in Progress

"We will fight for American workers including in connection with illegal mergers that substantially lessen competition for laborers.” So said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan...
Dysfunction Junction: U.S. Merger Review Under the Biden Administration

Dysfunction Junction: U.S. Merger Review Under the Biden Administration

By Lindsey M. Edwards1   Introduction Antitrust enforcers, practitioners, and scholars descended upon Washington, D.C. this month for the ABA’s 70th Annual Section of Antitrust Law Spring...
Lessons from SAMR’s Recent Merger Clearances

Lessons from SAMR’s Recent Merger Clearances

By Philip F. Monaghan, Lining Shan, Vivian Wang1   China’s merger control regime is an increasingly important consideration for global M&A transactions.  Indeed, the critical path...
6- New Developments in China Merger Review By Yizhe Zhang & Peter Wang

New Developments in China Merger Review

The Chinese competition authority went through a major restructuring in November 2021. The Anti-Monopoly Bureau under the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) was...
Australia's Merger Control Regime: Ex Post Merger Reviews, Continued Push For Radical Changes To Merger Clearance Process, Proposed Sector Specific Rules

Australia’s Merger Control Regime: Ex Post Merger Reviews, Continued Push for...

This paper comments on the results of the first ex post review of merger cases undertaken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”),...
The Competitive Assessment of Mergers in Retail Grocery Markets: A Basket Case - Benoit Durand

The Competitive Assessment of Mergers in Retail Grocery Markets: A Basket...

This paper shows that competition authorities in Europe have adopted very different approaches to assess the competitive effect of horizontal mergers on retail grocery...
Trends in Consumer Shopping Behavior and their Implications for Retail Grocery Merger Reviews - Dimitri Dimitropoulos, Renee M. Duplantis & Loren K. Smith

Trends in Consumer Shopping Behavior and their Implications for Retail Grocery...

Retail grocery mergers in the United States most often have been evaluated by the FTC. Through those investigations and litigations, FTC staff economists and...
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