Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review: A Midterm Report

Law360, New York (December 17, 2009, 12:20 PM EST) -- On Sept. 22, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission (collectively, the “agencies”) announced they would solicit public comments and hold joint public workshops to explore the possibility of updating the Horizontal Merger Guidelines used by the agencies to evaluate the potential competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions.

The goal of the initiative is to determine whether the Guidelines accurately reflect the current practice of merger review at the agencies, taking into account legal and economic developments that have occurred since the last...
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