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Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced today that she has appointed Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, to be the Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective March 6, 2017.  
Energy infrastructure companies Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the proposed merger of Enbridge and Spectra likely would harm competition in the market for pipeline transportation of natural gas in three production areas off the...
The Federal Trade Commission is accepting public comments on an application from SuperValu Inc. to sell one of two supermarkets it bought when Safeway and Albertsons merged in 2015 and were required by the agency to divest 168 stores.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Bausch + Lomb parent company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. illegally acquired Paragon Holdings I, Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in federal district court charging Shire ViroPharma Inc. (“ViroPharma”) with violating the antitrust laws by abusing government processes to delay generic competition to its branded prescription drug, Vancocin HCl Capsules. The complaint alleges that...
When Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross...
The newly released Remedy Study is the culmination of nearly two years of effort by FTC staff to look back at Commission merger orders from 2006 through 2012. We looked at 89 merger orders affecting 400 markets, with 79 divestitures to 121 buyers. We evaluated 50 of those orders...
A new Federal Trade Commission report, The FTC’s Merger Remedies 2006-2012: A Report of the Bureaus of Competition and Economics, finds that the agency’s process for maintaining competition when companies merge is generally effective.
[REDACTED] A stipulation is fine, and you can do that right in Item 4(b), rather than an endnote.  You are welcome to send the financials, though. Best regards, Kristin ________________________________ Kristin Shaffer Attorney Premerger Notification Office Federal Trade Commission...
[REDACTED] The exemption does not apply based on the facts you lay out.  The indicia listed in the SBP are illustrative and not an exhaustive list.  Informal Interpretation 0009008 is no longer the position of the PNO, and we routinely receive filings with structures similar to what...
Hi [REDACTED], the same rule applies for all transactions; 801.30s are not treated differently – if either party asks for ET, it can be granted. -Diana From: [REDACTED]Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:46 AMTo: Gillis, Diana L.Subject: Federal Register Publication of Transaction...
[REDACTED] We agree with your analysis.  The exemption under 802.21 is issuer specific.  Under the facts you lay out, Core Company is replacing Company for purposes of this rule, and therefore a filing to acquire Company will be treated as a filing to acquire voting securities of...
From: Carson, Timothy [mailto:tcarson@ftc.gov]Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:15 AMTo: [REDACTED]; Gillis, Diana L.Subject: RE: Waiting period expiration   [REDACTED] Under your facts, the waiting period expiries Monday 2/6 at 11:59pm. See 803.10(b)(3).    Timothy (Ty) Carson...
[REDACTED] The accounting treatment under the applicable national rules does not dictate whether an asset is held by an entity.  The facts you lay out support a conclusion that beneficial ownership of the vessels does pass to the JV for the Type 2 Lease Vessels and the Owned Vessels...
[REDACTED] #132 is correct. We will update 1201007 accordingly. H only needs to acquire 1 share to satisfy 803.7 and take advantage of 802.21. -Diana From: [REDACTED]Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 10:36 AMTo: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Whitehead, NoraSubject: Advice sought regarding 1-year/...

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