Lax Merger Enforcement In An Obama Administration?
December 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST
Law360, New York (December 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The antitrust bar in Washington has been telling clients for the past year that they should hurry up and get their strategic deals done quickly. The regulatory environment for merger clearance has been extremely favorable in the waning days of the Bush administration. But with a Democratic victory, that window of opportunity will not only firmly close, it will be nailed shut.
That advice of course was based on the conventional wisdom that Republican administrations are more business-friendly while Democrats generally enforce the anti-merger laws more...