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Are All Mergers Inherently Anticompetitive?

By: Brian Albrecht (Truth on the Market) A recent viral video captures a prevailing sentiment in certain corners of social media, and among some competition scholars, about...
Private Equity Meets Antitrust…Complications Ensue

Antitrust and Private Equity – Parental Liability Rules Can Allow Authorities...

By: David Gallagher (The Thicket) Private equity (PE) is in focus for antitrust authorities. In a merger control context, concerns around roll-up and keeping the...
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The DOJ and FTC RFI on Merger Enforcement: Commentary on Labor...

By Daniel P. O'Brien (Microfoundations) In January 2022, the Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission issued a Request for Information on Merger Enforcement, seeking comment...
Much has been said (and written) about “big data” as a new factor in European merger review. This focus of course begs the questions:

No Let-Up In Merger Control Focus As Global Antitrust Authorities Continue...

By: Dominic Long, Elaine Johnston & Peter McDonald (Allen & Overy) Allen & Overy’s latest Global Trends in Merger Control Enforcement report reveals that antitrust authorities around the...
Retrospect and Prospect: Antitrust Enforcement of Abuse of Dominance

(Un)Intended Consequences of Regulatory Enforcement in M&A

By: Eric de Bodt, Jean-Gabriel Cousin, Micah S. Officer & Richard Roll (CLS Blue Sky Blog) A growing literature highlights the important effect of economic and...
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Mergers Involving Nascent Competition

By A. Douglas Melamed (Stanford) Mergers involving nascent competition are a hot topic in antitrust circles, especially in light of the pending FTC case against...
Failure To File Reportable Mergers China

Misconduct Synergies from Mergers

By: Emmanuel Yimfor & Heather Tookes (CLS Blue Sky Blog) Like many sectors in the U.S. economy, the registered investment advisory (RIA) industry has seen...
Digital Markets National Enforcement Global World

Making the Second Request Process Both More Streamlined and More Rigorous...

By: Holly Vedova (Federal Trade Commission) Given the recent surge in merger filings and the Commission’s obligation to protect Americans from illegal transactions, the Bureau...
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Technology Mergers and the Market for Corporate Control

By: Sam Bowman, Dirk Auer & Geoffrey Manne (Truth on the Market) In recent years, a growing chorus of voices has argued that existing merger rules...
Acquisitions

How Do Start-up Acquisitions Affect the Direction of Innovation?

By José L. Moraga-González & Evgenia Motchenkova (VU University Amsterdam) A start-up engages in an investment portfolio problem by choosing how much to invest in...
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