Antitrust Panel Seeks To Quash Regulatory Overlap

Law360, New York (November 16, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Seeking to streamline the merger review process, the Antitrust Modernization Commission has recommended that the final say over a merger’s competitive impact be given to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission - not other regulators.

By a vote of nine-to-three, the bipartisan panel passed the recommendation on Tuesday, marking the latest decision to arise from the Commission’s series of public meetings.

Formed three years ago at the behest of Congress, the AMC has been charged with examining “whether the need exists to...
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