The Federal Trade Commission voted to withdraw its approval of the Vertical Merger Guidelines, issued jointly with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FTC’s Vertical Merger Commentary. The guidance documents, which were published in 2020, include unsound economic theories that are unsupported...
The Federal Trade Commission approved changes to its Rules of Practice to modernize the way it issues Trade Regulation Rules under Section 18 of the FTC Act, which will provide a roadmap for businesses, stop widespread consumer harm, and promote robust competition.
Staff from the Federal Trade Commission, Canada’s Competition Bureau, the European Commission Directorate General for Competition, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority, the U.S.
Note: The FTC will host a conference call TODAY for media at 11:30 ET with Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter. The call-in number is 844-291-6360 and the access code is 4928954. Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.
The Federal Trade Commission issued a report examining ways to enhance cooperation between the FTC and overseas competition and consumer protection authorities in order to maximize the effectiveness of the FTC’s enforcement efforts.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement.
The Federal Trade Commission signed an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two Nigerian enforcement agencies to enhance communication and cooperation in a joint effort to combat cross-border fraud.
The International Competition Network held its 19th annual conference on Sept. 14-17, 2020. Co-hosted by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, this was the ICN’s first virtual conference.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will co-host the 19th annual International Competition Network, or ICN, Conference, from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, 2020.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will co-host the 19th annual International Competition Network, or ICN, Conference, from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, 2020. Originally planned as an in-person conference in Los Angeles in May, the conference will feature...
Today, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons signed the Multilateral Mutual Assistance and Cooperation Framework for Competition Authorities among the FTC, the Department of Justice, and competition agencies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) issued today new Vertical Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of vertical mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law.
Due to the developing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and consistent with guidance from the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Trade Commission has canceled its planned March 18, 2020 workshop on the draft Vertical Merger Guidelines. The FTC workshop was to be the second of a two-part...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines. The draft guidelines, open to comment for 30 days, describe how the federal antitrust agencies review vertical mergers to evaluate whether the mergers...