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)
This workshop will be free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is not required to attend.
REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE
Individuals and organizations may submit requests to participate as panelists. The requests should be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Prospective panelists for the first workshop should submit a short statement (100 words) summarizing a proposed presentation no later than November 9, 2009. Deadlines for requesting to participate in the other workshops will be posted at a later date.