Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review Project

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Event Description

The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) solicited public comments and held joint public workshops to explore the possibility of updating the Horizontal Merger Guidelines that are used by both agencies to evaluate the potential competitive effects of mergers and acquistions.  The goal of the workshops was to determine whether the Horizontal Merger Guidelines accurately reflect the current practice of merger review at the Department and the FTC as well as to take into account legal and economic developments that have occurred since the last significant Guidelines revision in 1992.

Merger Guidelines Workshops
Presented at the Third Annual Georgetown Law Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium by Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney (September 22, 2009)

Workshop Series:

  1. December 3, 2009
  2. December 8, 2009
  3. December 10, 2009
  4. January 14, 2010
  5. January 26, 2010

Event Details

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