FTC To Convene Panel On Anti-Competition Theory

Law360, New York (February 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will bring together a panel of legal and economic experts to discuss unilateral effects theories, how they apply to mergers of firms selling competing but differentiated products and the varying judicial perspectives on such theories.

The agency said it will hold a public workshop on Feb. 12 to examine unilateral effects analysis and litigation. The FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice added unilateral effects as a formal theory of competitive harm to the joint guidelines of governing horizontal mergers in...
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