Core Of US Merger Guidelines Still Strong: Varney

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 5:09 PM EST) -- The road map U.S. regulators use to assess mergers may not need to be drastically altered, and market definition should remain at the heart of the guidelines, Christine Varney, head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, said Thursday.

Opening the first of five workshops U.S. antitrust regulators will hold examining whether the government's horizontal merger guidelines need to be revised, Varney said her own preliminary view on the matter was in line with several early comments antitrust regulators received arguing that defining markets should...
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