State Of Affairs In Merger Review — And Lessons Learned

Law360, New York (May 31, 2016, 10:41 AM EDT) -- Jon B. Dubrow

Raymond A. Jacobsen Jr. In the last year, the U.S. antitrust regulators successfully challenged multiple transactions in court and forced companies to abandon several other transactions as a result of threatened enforcement actions. What do these cases portend for future merger transactions? What should parties be doing to enhance the likelihood of their deal successfully navigating regulatory scrutiny? Looking back at the different cases, there are some trends that we see developing in the government's positioning on mergers, and these should be kept in mind as parties contemplate mergers and acquisitions moving forward.

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