Analysis

'Killer' Deals, Internet Mergers Caught Enforcers' Eyes In 2020

Law360 (December 18, 2020, 12:07 PM EST) -- It was a busy year for U.S. merger enforcers who opened some of the most important forays yet against internet platforms, while also launching the first litigated challenge to a so-called killer acquisition in four decades.

Antitrust professionals spoke with Law360 on some of the merger challenges that helped define 2020.

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