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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Eldorado’s $17.3 billion agreement to acquire Caesars likely would violate federal antitrust law.
Arko Holdings Ltd. and Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC have agreed to divest retail fuel assets in local gasoline and diesel fuel markets across four states to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Arko’s proposed acquisition of Empire would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission announced that Tara Isa Koslov, who served as Chief of Staff to Chairman Joe Simons from May 2018 through March 2020, has been named Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Tri Star Energy, LLC’s proposed acquisition of certain assets from Hollingsworth Oil Company, Inc., C & H Properties, and Ronald L. Hollingsworth (collectively, “Hollingsworth”)...
The Federal Trade Commission testified today at an oversight hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition, including its efforts to combat frauds designed to take advantage of consumers during the...

Filtering by content type: HSR Informal Interpretation

From: Musick, VesselinaSent: Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:57:29 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Documentary Attachment Transmittal QuestionThe UPE of the Acquiring Entity should submit the additional 4c/d documents through a...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 12:53:19 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: FW: Pharma Exclusive License QuestionAgree with your take.From: [Redacted]Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:51:38 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US...
From: Six, AnneSent: Monday, July 20, 2020 12:58:32 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Instant MessagesYes, instant messages and chat conversations may be excluded. From: [Redacted]Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 11:30:31 AM (UTC-05:00)...
From: Berg, Karen E.Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:08:20 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: HSR analysisWe view this as an acquisition with a backside. As such, the entities are viewed as they exist going into the transaction and...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:24:41 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: HSR "Entity"We disagree. Based on the information you have provided, we conclude that X is subject to HSR filing requirements.From: [...
From: Berg, Karen E.Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:41:34 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Backside Filing question[Redacted]The backside acquisition would be a non-801.30, and as such it would require an affidavit attesting to the...

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Arko Holdings Ltd. and Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC have agreed to divest retail fuel assets in local gasoline and diesel fuel markets across four states to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Arko’s proposed acquisition of Empire would violate federal antitrust law. The...

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It is generally a serious violation of our rules for counsel to pass private notes to a witness in an investigational hearing or deposition, or otherwise coach or consult with a witness, while a question is pending. 16 CFR 2.9(b)(1). Happily, violations of this rule are very rare. But...
Recently, Alimentation Couche-Tard and CrossAmerica Partners (collectively ACT) agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty to settle allegations that they violated a Commission divestiture order that was designed to prevent their merger from harming consumers.  A close read of the...

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