Antitrust Scrutiny Intensifies In FY2007

Law360, New York (November 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission stepped up their antitrust efforts in 2007, revealing a spike in the number of premerger notification transactions during the past fiscal year.

On Thursday, the agencies unveiled the results of their 30th annual Hart-Scott-Rodino report, reassuring Congress that the 1976 legislation continues to give them critical power to ensure preliminary relief against anti-competitive mergers.

“The premerger notification program was instrumental in detecting transactions that were the subject of the numerous enforcement actions brought in fiscal...
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