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Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
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Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much
Yahoo's $30 Million May Be 'Underpay' for Summly's D'Aloisio
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
Heinz's Lawyer: Inside the Berkshire/3G Deal
Virgin Media's Lawyer on Liberty Global Deal
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms
This Daily Journal article analyzes the United States Supreme Court decision of Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc, which held that a state's grant of general corporate powers to government entities...more
The United States Supreme Court issued a decision limiting antitrust immunity for state-sanctioned conduct. The Court unanimiously overturned the Eleventh Circuit's ruling allowing Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. to acquire...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced higher reporting thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 11, 2013. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised thresholds for...more
On Jan. 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission made its annual announcement of revisions to thresholds that determine whether companies must abide by the pre-merger filing and waiting period requirements set forth in the...more
Transactions closing as of February 11 will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds.
On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more
What better way to kick off 2013 than with kind of a big deal!
eOne just announced this morning that the Competition Bureau will not stand in the way of its planned acquisition of Alliance Films....more
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more
On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly presented the “Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Activities Workshop.” This publicly-held workshop signaled a recognition by...more
On November 7, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had closed its investigation of Hilcorp Alaska LLC's proposed $375M acquisition of Marathon Oil Company's Cook Inlet, Alaska natural gas production, storage, and...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 2:13 PM ET)
California’s attorney general has recently launched a broad investigation into whether increasing consolidation among hospitals and physician...more
On August 27, 2012 the American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, hosted a luncheon meeting where Ms. Li Qing, Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, and...more
Renown was represented in the agencies' investigation and the ensuing settlement negotiations by Ober/Kaler principal Bill Berlin, a member of the firm's Antitrust and Competition Group.
On August 6, 2012, Renown...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued their Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Annual Report, documenting a significant increase both in the number of transactions reported and the number...more
Owning and buying privatised network utilities in the UK raises regulatory issues, yet there continues to be interest in investing in them. On 31 May 2012, the UK Competition Commission (“CC”) approved the acquisition by...more
There is a general presumption that the grant of public access to documents relating to merger control proceedings would undermine the purpose of those proceedings. The Commission does not therefore have to carry out an...more
This note briefly analyzes the scholarly work of Leemore Dafny, who recently has been appointed as the FTC's first Deputy Director for Health Care and Antitrust, beginning August 1. A Harvard- and M.I.T.-educated economist,...more
The UK Parliament has now begun to debate the changes to the UK competition regime announced on 15 March 2012. The draft legislation, set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, was introduced into Parliament on 25...more
In addition to the federal antitrust enforcement agencies, state attorneys general continue to take an active role in antitrust enforcement, especially in the health care industry. Last week, the Pennsylvania Attorney...more
This past February the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and European Commission (“Commission”) cleared Google Inc.’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. without any conditions. In contrast, on May 19, 2012 the...more
In this edition of Health Law Alert, Ober|Kaler's Antitrust Group presents several articles addressing the recent wave of hospital and physician mergers, and the evaluation and treatment of those mergers by the Federal Trade...more
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Publishing: Although the case is civil rather than criminal, the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division (Division) launched a significant price-fixing lawsuit against...more
On May 3, the U.S. DOJ announced that an executive of South Korean-based Hyosung Corporation agreed to plead guilty and to serve time in a U.S. prison for obstruction of justice charges in connection with an automated teller...more
Federal antitrust enforcement agencies continue to challenge transactions in the health industry that they view as anticompetitive. This newsletter provides an update on recent public comments by government officials...more
We often hear about how China’s merger review “diverges” from other jurisdictions, most recently in reaction to conditional approvals of the Seagate/Samsung and Western Digital/Hitachi mergers. But China's MOFCOM is merely...more
On 16 March 2011, the UK government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) launched a consultation proposing a number of reforms to the UK competition regime. After considering the responses on its proposals...more
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