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Deals May See Clearer Path To Antitrust OK Under Trump

Law360, New York (May 11, 2017, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Transactions on the edge of being deemed anti-competitive are likely to see a clearer path to approval from U.S. competition watchdogs as the Trump administration settles in, with regulators more willing to mull defenses and consider divestitures and other remedies, experts say.

The appointees set to oversee antitrust and competition in the U.S. under the Trump administration are still taking shape. Makan Delrahim, the nominee for the assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, had a brief confirmation hearing Wednesday, and...
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