FTC's Ramirez Pushes Merger Remedies Review

Law360, New York (September 11, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez pushed Thursday for the antitrust watchdog to review the remedies it has imposed on mergers over the last 15 years in a bid to bulk up the agency's approach to divestitures.

Ramirez said she would like to see the FTC do a retrospective study of its merger remedies, similar to the review it did in the late 1990s. That study "ended up being very useful for the agency," the chairwoman said at Fordham Law's annual International Antitrust Law & Policy Conference.

"It allowed the agency to really improve the way it was approaching divestitures, and...

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