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Pharmaceutical and biologic manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Celgene Corporation have agreed to divest Celgene’s Otezla, the most popular oral treatment in the United States for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, for $13.4 billion. The divestiture settles Federal Trade...

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The Commission and Department of Justice’s recent case against Canon Inc. and Toshiba Corporation for violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act makes an important point: restructuring a deal to avoid or delay an HSR filing may subject the merging companies to...
Parties regularly present their arguments and defenses of conduct and mergers to the Front Office of the Bureau if staff has recommended a challenge. A surprising number of these presentations begin with a recap of “how we got here” that includes various complaints about the...

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From: Sheinberg, Samuel I.Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 3:59 PMTo: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Formation question 801.40/801.50We agree with all three of your points.SamFrom: [Redacted]Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:43:23 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada...
[Redacted]Capital gains are not reported. SamFrom: [Redacted]Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:41:24 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Subject: Item 5 Reporting of Capital GainsHSRHelp,
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:05:13 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Question re: 802.4 / 802.50Confirmed.From: [Redacted]Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2019 3:03:06 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US &...
From: Musick, VesselinaSent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:29:28 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Query regarding 803.2 / Certifications
From: Whitehead, Nora Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:13:40 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Foreign entity - corporation or non-corporate entity
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Friday, August 2, 2019 9:26:04 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: HSR Valuation QuestionIf the cash infusion is consideration for the sale of B to A, then the amount should be included in the size of...
From: Six, AnneSent: Monday, August 19, 2019 3:20:36 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: HSR Question - Item 4(c) - Board Presentations[Redacted]Yes, this is still the FTC’s position.
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:20:09 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: HSR Debt QuestionYou cannot deduct the repayment of debt in an asset acquisition. This is the case regardless of whether the target has...
From: Six, AnneSent: Friday, August 16, 2019 11:11:38 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Acquisition of Less Than 5% of Shares on Secondary Market[Redacted]Under these facts, 802.9 doesn’t apply.
From: Six, AnneSent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:07:49 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: FW: 802.50 / 802.51[Redacted]“Sales” means annual net sales for purposes of 802.50 and 802.51.Best,AnneFrom: [Redacted]Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2019...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:59:06 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: 802.9 - Competitors

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The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to Massachusetts State Representative Paul Donato in support of a bill before the Massachusetts legislature, which would allow podiatrists to treat not just the foot, but also the lower leg.
In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, the Federal Trade Commission described its enforcement and policy work to promote competition in U.S. markets, including high-priority efforts to address technology markets.Testifying on behalf of the FTC,...
The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has published in the Federal Register proposed amendments that clarify whether a transaction is exempt from premerger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act because the entity...
After Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell held in his Initial Decision that two of three respondents named in a Federal Trade Commission complaint violated U.S. antitrust laws, those companies have declined to appeal the decision to the federal district court.
The Federal Trade Commission issued an Opinion and Final Order in which the Commission upholds the Administrative Law Judge’s decision that the consummated acquisition of Freedom Innovations by Otto Bock HealthCare North America, Inc.—both top sellers of prosthetic knees eq

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