Megamergers Under The Microscope

Law360, New York (May 24, 2016, 1:28 PM EDT) -- Recognizing a bubble or trend in the midst of one is never an easy or certain task, but a growing body of evidence points toward the conclusion that antitrust enforcement is trending against large-scale mergers between competitors. But the question remains, why now?

There's a potential for paradox here: is the government more aggressively challenging mergers or are there more mergers to challenge? In her keynote address to the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section in April, Attorney General Loretta Lynch suggested that the answer may be both.[1] She of course touted the government's continuing vigorous enforcement of hardcore antitrust violations like...

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