Key Trends In Energy Antitrust Enforcement And Litigation
By Darren Tucker, Jason Powers and Greg Wells (January 21, 2020, 3:32 PM EST) -- Both the antitrust agencies and private litigants continued to focus on the energy industry in 2019. While the number of reportable energy transactions declined slightly, they remain a key segment of interest for merger review, representing 6.7% of all second requests. And even without new criminal cartel actions or other nonmerger enforcement actions in the energy space last year, this year saw several new policy initiatives announced that will likely impact energy companies moving forward.
Energy-related private civil litigation remained active, with many cases moving past motions to dismiss, and others ending with substantial settlements paid, but defendants did score some...
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