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The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice signed an antitrust cooperation agreement today with Peru’s National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI).  The agreement will promote increased cooperation and communication among...
The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico met today in Toronto, Canada, to discuss their ongoing work to ensure effective antitrust enforcement cooperation in our increasingly interconnected markets. The meetings were held among Chairwoman Edith Ramirez of the...
En respuesta a una petición del Representante de Puerto Rico Jose L. Báez Rivera, el personal de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y la División Antimonopolio del Departamento de Justicia han presentado una declaración para exhortar a la legislatura de Puerto Rico a...
Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and Rules, determining whether a U.S. entity is a corporation or a non-corporate entity (like an LLC or LP) is relatively clear.  For foreign entities, the answer is often not so clear. Yet this determination can have important implications for...
Following the decision last week by Staples and Office Depot to abandon their proposed merger, the Federal Trade Commission has dismissed its case challenging the transaction before the Commission’s administrative trial process. In light of those events, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the...
FTC staff and DOJ submitted a comment, in response to a request from Puerto Rico Representative Jose L. Báez Rivera, regarding potential legislation to expand the scope of practice for optometrists and allow them to use and prescribe medications to diagnose and treat diseases of the...
In response to a request by Puerto Rico Representative Jose L. Báez Rivera, the Federal Trade Commission staff and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have submitted a statement encouraging the Puerto Rico legislature to consider expanding the scope of practice for optometrists.
Two of the largest suppliers of gases, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and Airgas, Inc., have agreed to divest certain production and distribution assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $13.4 billion merger likely would have harmed competition and led to higher...
American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and Airgas, Inc., agreed to divest certain production and distribution assets to settle charges that their proposed $13.4 billion merger likely would have harmed competition and led to higher prices in several U.S. and regional markets. The...
Now available on the FTC website: the Bureau of Competition’s Health Care Division has posted updated versions of our three overviews of FTC enforcement actions and policy work in the health care sector undertaken across the Bureau. Together, these documents contain hundreds of pages...
Statement from Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein: “Today’s court ruling is great news for business customers in the office supply market. This deal would eliminate head-to-head competition between Staples and Office Depot and likely lead to higher prices and lower quality service for...
Most mergers reviewed by the Commission involve the acquisition of an entire company, or an identifiable set of assets – that is, the buyer seeks to control the assets of the seller through an acquisition. But sometimes companies acquire only a partial interest in a competitor – and...
From: Shaffer, KristinSent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:27 AMTo: [REDACTED]Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; [REDACTED]Subject: RE: Natural Person - clarifications on SoP analysis [REDACTED],
The parties may file separate HSRs for each transaction, and may close once the relevant waiting period expires or early termination is granted (even if the other transaction is still under review). However, the HSRs should fully describe the situation regarding both transactions in...
From: [REDACTED]Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:07 PMTo: Berg, Karen E.Subject: RE: Item 1(f)  Thank you! From: Berg, Karen E. [mailto:KBERG@ftc.gov]Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:05 PMTo: [REDACTED]Subject: RE: Item 1(f) Hi [REDACTED], It should be 90% indirect ownership. Karen...
[REDACTED] It is acceptable to provide these documents as they are.  For Item 3(a) please provide a thorough description of the transaction.  For Item 4(b), since the annual reports are in Chinese include an endnote that either stipulates that the filer satisfies the size of person...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC’s $2 billion acquisition of  Roxane Laboratories Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc. from Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation would likely be anticompetitive.

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