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New FTC Interpretation Will Require HSR Act Filing For Many Hospital Affiliation Transactions
The Premerger Notification Office of the Federal Trade Commission recently formalized a new position on Hart-Scott-Rodino Act reporting obligations for certain not-for-profit, non-stock transactions.
United States
23 Nov 2018
Antitrust M&A Snapshot - November 7, 2018
Both US antitrust agencies marked the third quarter of 2018 with significant policy announcements regarding the merger review process.
United States
16 Nov 2018
Antitrust M&A Snapshot - May 7, 2018
One year into the Trump administration, the US antitrust agencies are finally starting to implement their enforcement policies.
United States
9 May 2018
FTC Increases Notification Thresholds Under The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act And Clayton Act Section 8
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced revised thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) pre-merger notifications on January 26, 2018.
United States
30 Jan 2018
THE LATEST: FTC Challenges Retail Fuel Station And Convenience Store Transaction— Requires Ten Localized Divestitures In Wisconsin And Minnesota
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ACT) and its subsidiaries (including Circle K Stores, Inc.) are engaged in the retail sale of gasoline and diesel fuel in the United States ...
United States
2 Jan 2018
THE LATEST: FTC Challenges Non-HSR Reportable Retail Fuel Station Transaction— Requires Three Localized Divestitures in Alabama
Pursuant to three separate Asset Purchase Agreements, dated August 4, 2017, ACT would acquire ownership or operation of all Jet-Pep, Inc. retail fuel outlets.
United States
8 Dec 2017
Antitrust M&A Snapshot: April – June 2017 Update
McDermott's Antitrust M&A Snapshot is a resource for in-house counsel and others who deal with antitrust M&A issues but are not faced with these issues on a daily basis.
10 Aug 2017
THE LATEST: Entanglements And Concentrated Markets Require Divestiture In The Dairy Industry
On July 6, 2016, Danone S.A. (Danone) agreed to acquire The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave) for $12.5 billion.
United States
24 Apr 2017
THE LATEST: Losing Bidder For Pharmaceutical Triggers FTC Investigation, Fix, And $100 Million Fine In Non-HSR-Reportable Transaction
A private lawsuit filed by Retrophin Inc. (Retrophin), under then-CEO Martin Shkreli, likely triggered an investigation by the FTC into a consummated transaction.
United States
23 Mar 2017
THE LATEST: Occupational Licensing—Do We Need To Protect "The Public From Rogue Interior Designers Carpet-Bombing Living Rooms With Ugly Throw Pillows?"
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has looked at licensing boards many times in the past and advocated for regulations with less restriction that promote competition.
United States
20 Mar 2017
THE LATEST: FTC Fixes Consummated Pharma Transaction Involving Pre-Phase 3 Product Because It Eliminated A "Nascent Threat"—Tacks On $100 Million Disgorgement Penalty
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenged a consummated transaction using a monopolization theory to allege that the acquisition would eliminate "nascent"...
United States
16 Mar 2017
FTC's Largest Pharmaceutical Divestiture Gives Insight Into Broader Theories Of Harm
In pharmaceutical transactions involving generic products, the FTC has typically focused on narrow antitrust theories of harm and applied a narrow product market analysis often limited to a treatment for a particular indication.
United States
18 Oct 2016
McDermott's Antitrust M&A Snapshot Published On July 17, 2016
Investigations continue to take many months, with many approaching or exceeding a year.
28 Jul 2016
Antitrust M&A Snapshot - July 2016
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have been actively challenging mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2016.
United States
25 Jul 2016
Antitrust M&A Snapshot
McDermott's Antitrust M&A Snapshot is a resource for in-house counsel and others who deal with antitrust M&A issues but are not faced with these issues on a daily basis.
20 Jul 2016
When Customer Supply Contracts Lead To Trouble: Exclusive Dealing Provisions Result In FTC Monopolization Action Against Invibio
Exclusive dealing by a monopolist may be challenged and prohibited when the acts allow the monopolist to maintain its monopoly power.
United States
6 May 2016
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