Partial Ownership An Area Of Concern: FTC Competition Head

By Matthew Perlman (May 3, 2018, 10:44 PM EDT) -- The acting director of the Federal Trade Commission's competition bureau, Bruce Hoffman, on Wednesday outlined the types of partial ownership arrangements that can give rise to competition concerns, and also homed in on the types of data that can create competitive problems.

Speaking at a conference on antitrust in the financial sector at Fordham University Law School, Hoffman said that partial ownership is a "hot topic" globally, but that much of the focus has been on entities owning variously sized stakes in multiple competitors, which he called an area of substantial uncertainty. He pointed to a joint submission last year from...

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