Defense Industry Lessons From UTC-Raytheon Deal Review

Law360 (April 16, 2020, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division's recent challenge to the United Technologies-Raytheon merger highlights a few key considerations for antitrust reviews of aerospace and defense industry transactions. The case, which settled in March, is a useful illustration of important principles applicable to this unique industry.

First, it highlights that defense product markets will be narrowly defined based on the specific product application, and suppliers of the same type of system may be in different antitrust markets if they supply the system for different applications (e.g., aircraft vs. ground vehicle).

In addition, the case shows that theories of harm from vertical...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!