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WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the fifth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Thursday, November 1, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.WHERE:Georgetown University Law Center
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the sixth session of its Hearings initiative, with two and a half days of sessions on November 6–8, 2018, to be held at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.
The Federal Trade Commission held the sixth session in its Hearings initiative, with two and a half days of sessions on November 6 – 8, 2018, to be held at American University Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.The hearings examined the role that data play in competition...
The PNO routinely provides informal guidance on Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting obligations that arise when combining not-for-profit entities, typically in the context of hospital combinations. In the past, much of this guidance focused on whether the combination resulted in a change of "...
The Federal Trade Commission will require industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest assets in nine industrial gases product markets in numerous geographic markets in the United States, as part of a settlement that resolves charges that their proposed $80 billion merger likely...
Lawyers who have been paying attention to such things might recall the predicted fallout from the decision in Akzo Chemicals Ltd v. European Commission, Case C-550/07-P (September 14, 2010). In Akzo, the ECJ held that internal communications between in-house counsel and their...
The Federal Trade Commission will require casino operators Penn National Gaming, Inc. and Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. to divest casino-related assets in three Midwestern cities. The settlement resolves charges that Penn’s $2.8 billion agreement to acquire Pinnacle likely would be anticompetitive.
We assess the performance of three hospital merger simulation methods by means of a Monte Carlo experiment. We first specify a rich theoretical model of hospital markets and use it to generate “true” price effects of a large number of hospital mergers. We then use the theoretical model...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order that settles charges that Grifols S.A.’s acquisition of Biotest US Corporation is anticompetitive and violates federal antitrust law. Grifols is a global healthcare company based in Spain. Biotest US is a...
Last month, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the FTC’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, halting Wilhelmsen’s proposed acquisition of Drew Marine following a 10-day hearing.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved two applications from Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., or ACT, to divest eight retail fuel stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Commission approved ACT’s application to divest seven stations to Molo Oil Company, which Molo Oil will immediately assign to...
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling today that granted the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of Tronox Limited and Cristal. The companies are top suppliers in...
Longfellow said “It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.” We agree, especially when it comes to designing effective merger remedies—ones that maintain competition at pre-merger levels so that the merger does not lead to higher prices, lower quality...

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