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FTC Alleges Dental Supply Companies Conspired to Avoid Discounts

Introduction - The federal antitrust agencies are continuing to focus on anticompetitive practices by healthcare companies, most recently in the dental industry. Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued three...more

The Italian Competition Authority Updates the Merger Notification Thresholds

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

By a decision adopted on 7 March 2018 and published in its Bulletin of 12 March 2018, the Italian Competition Authority has updated the thresholds for merger notification, adjusting them to the inflation rate. The new...more

Web Hosting Services: Are They Secure?

by Morgan Lewis on

A recent report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that some web hosting services marketing their services to small businesses are not providing email authentication and anti-phishing technologies as part of...more

EU Competition Newsletter - March 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Early attention to the antitrust considerations of a given transaction can go a long way towards promoting the chances of timely or even early clearance of a transaction. As an initial matter, parties should focus their...more

10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program - #4 Risk Assessments

by Thomas Fox on

Episode Four of a ten-part series for compliance professionals. In this new series of audio white papers, Thomas Fox looks at the 10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program. Hallmark #4: Risk Assessment....more

Antitrust Alert: French Competition Authority Concludes Online Advertising Sector Inquiry And Announces Possible Further Actions

by Jones Day on

The French Competition Authority ("FCA") has published the results of its sector-specific inquiry into display online advertising. The 125-page opinion of March 6, 2018, ("Opinion") identifies potential competition concerns...more

Institutional Investor Shareholdings Come Under European Commission Scrutiny

by Jones Day on

The Situation: A recent study examining common corporate shareholdings in the United States argues that the holding of even minority stakes in rival companies by institutional investors affects competition. The European...more

UK Competition and Markets Authority Publishes Working Paper on its Investment Consultancy Investigation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

As part of its market investigation into the supply and acquisition of investment consultancy services and fiduciary management services, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority has published the first in a series of...more

Senior Executive Type B Amnesty Redux - A Rare Correction From DOJ (Or Not?)

Last year, as noted in this blog, the Antitrust Division issued one of its fairly rare but critically important “Frequently Asked Questions” publications concerning its Amnesty Program. In January 2017, DOJ said explicitly...more

Sharing Competitively Sensitive Information Can Pose Antitrust Risks

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The sharing of confidential and proprietary information among competitors and potential competitors (even during due diligence) can raise serious antitrust concerns. In particular, parties must avoid exchanging information...more

The Increased HSR Thresholds for 2018 Became Effective on Feb. 28, 2018

On Jan. 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced the 2018 adjusted thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). The HSR Act notification requirements apply to transactions...more

Increased 2018 Competition Act and Investment Canada Act thresholds

by Dentons on

Two key financial thresholds relevant to the review of proposed transactions under Canada’s Competition Act (CA) and Investment Canada Act (ICA) have now been increased for 2018....more

Proposals Should Carefully Address Pending Corporate Deals

Lockheed Martin’s recent success in overcoming GAO protests shows that fully explaining a transaction in the works can be a key proposal element. The GAO has denied three protests of a high-profile contract award to...more

New Reporting Thresholds Under Hart-Scott-Rodino

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Take note: Adjustments to the reporting thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“Act”) will become effective on February 28, 2018. At that time, the minimum size-of-transaction threshold...more

TLC and Networks: New rules for Chinese foreign investments (Italian)

by Dentons on

The Chinese Government decided to remove the investments in telecommunication operators and electricity grid management companies from the list of sensitive sectors for which a prior authorisation for investments by Chinese...more

10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program - #1 Top Management Through the Organization

by Thomas Fox on

Episode One of a ten-part series for compliance professionals. In this new series of audio white papers, Thomas Fox looks at the 10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program. Material in this audio white paper is...more

2018 Antitrust Outlook – Another Year Of Uncertainty

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The antitrust outlook in the United States in 2018 continues to present uncertainty. Below, we look to identify some sources of that uncertainty and offer some predictions for industries, including the auto industry, for the...more

A Heavy Burden: French Company Held Liable for Infringement of Competition Law by Subsidiary Due to Failure to Prove Independence

by Bryan Cave on

It is settled law that the fact that a subsidiary has separate legal personality is not sufficient to exclude the possibility of its anti-competitive conduct being imputed to the parent company. The European Court of Justice...more

Senior EU Court Adviser Provides Welcome Guidance on Gun-Jumping

by WilmerHale on

EU and US laws prohibit merging companies from implementing reportable transactions until their deal is cleared or the statutory waiting period has expired. Violations of this principle are colloquially known as “gun-jumping”...more

Federal Trade Commission revises Hart-Scott-Rodino thresholds for 2018

by Dentons on

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced revised jurisdictional thresholds for reporting transactions pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act). The...more

Financial Services Weekly News - January 2018 #4

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Breaking News. This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, issued its long-awaited decision in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, holding that the provision of the Dodd-Frank Act...more

Annual HSR Threshold Adjustments Announced

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

FTC adjusts the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act size thresholds, inter alia, to raise the minimum size for reportable acquisitions to $84.4 million. On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced new...more

Federal Trade Commission Increases Interlocking Directorate Thresholds for 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Last week the Federal Trade Commission published its annual revision of the interlocking directorates thresholds under Section 8 of the Clayton Act. The new thresholds are effective today, January 29, 2018....more

FTC Announces Increased HSR Thresholds

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission has announced revised jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“the Act”), as amended. The new thresholds under the Act represent an...more

New HSR Reporting Thresholds Announced for 2018

by Smith Anderson on

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) requires parties to transactions meeting certain size thresholds to make notification filings with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the...more

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