Some Practical Antitrust Reminders From Google-Waze Deal
June 27, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT
Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. recently confirmed media reports that the Federal Trade Commission has begun investigating its now-completed acquisition of the Waze mapping app, despite media reports that the parties did not submit a premerger Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filing. The media coverage of the parties’ decision not to file and the FTC’s decision to investigate contain some useful, practical reminders for parties and their counsel when evaluating deals.
No HSR Filing Does Not Mean No Antitrust Concerns
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