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Canadian Competition Act Reform: First Round of Significant Amendment

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On April 26, 2022, the Government of Canada announced proposed amendments to the Competition Act as part of the Budget Implementation Act, 2022. These proposed amendments are likely the first step in the Federal Government's...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blakes Competitive Edge™: April 2022 Update

Welcome to the April issue of Blakes Competitive Edge, a monthly publication of the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group. Blakes Competitive Edge provides an overview of recent developments in Canadian...more

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Biden Antitrust Enforcers Take Aim at Mergers and Acquisitions

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President Biden’s top antitrust cops, Jonathan Kanter at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Lina Khan at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), are putting more arrows in their quiver to take aim at...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] Competition Crackdown: What Does Treasury’s Guidance for Alcohol Markets Mean for Your Business? - February 24th, 12:00...

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Last week, the US Treasury Department (Treasury) released a report that outlined a series of reforms aimed at boosting competition in the combined $250 billion US beer, wine and spirits markets in response to US President Joe...more

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Treasury Responds to Biden Administration Executive Order with Report, Recommendations to Increase Alcohol Industry Competition

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On February 9, 2022, the US Treasury Department (Treasury) released a report with recommendations for how the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) can help drive...more

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DOJ Signals a Major Shift to its Antitrust Merger Review and Remedies Practice

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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently signaled a possible shift in its antitrust merger review and remedies practice, moving away from a willingness to allow transactions to proceed through a divesture process....more

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US Antitrust Enforcers Take Next Steps to Strengthen Merger Enforcement

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To strengthen enforcement, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are undertaking a review of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines, last revised by the Obama administration in 2010, and the...more

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How to Navigate the Coming Antitrust Policy Tests

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2021 will be remembered in antitrust law. Not since the 1970s has there been so much chatter over the fundamental purposes of antitrust policy, or such potential for actual sea change. Originally published in Law360 -...more

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[Webinar] Looking back at 2021 and a look forward to the future - December 9th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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Join the Hogan Lovells Antitrust and Competition team on Thursday, December 9, 2021 where we will look back at the major competition-related events of 2021 and what we can expect next year. - What to expect for merger...more

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Commissioner of Competition Urges Reboot of Canadian Competition Law

In his annual address to Canada’s competition bar last week, the Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, offered a full-throated defence of vigorous competition law enforcement as a key driver of Canada’s post-pandemic...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

FTC Makes Major Changes to Expand Prior Approval in Merger Consents, Creating Greater Risk for Merging Parties Subject to FTC...

On Monday, October 25, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or “Commission”) issued a policy statement announcing that the Commission will require all parties that enter into a merger consent agreement to agree that the parties...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Key Takeaways | The Latest Merger Control Developments under the Biden Administration

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The Biden administration has placed an emphasis on antitrust enforcement that will create meaningful implications for future transactions, as well as those already consummated. In this webinar, hosted by McDermott Will &...more

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FTC Announces Changes to Second Request Process

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This year is on track for record-setting merger and acquisition filings in the U.S., with projections at around 3,500 by the close of the year. In recent years, filings have been on the rise, but were only approaching 2,000...more

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New FTC Leadership Continues to Flex Their Muscles: New Practice of Issuing Warnings Imposes Unnecessary Uncertainty on Merging...

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As the saying goes, “the only thing for certain, is nothing is certain.” With a rash of changes since Chairperson Lina Kahn took command, the FTC is certainly proving that maxim true. Seeking to transform the historically...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] The Future of the Energy Transition: The Latest Merger Control Developments under the Biden Administration - October...

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As part of our Energy Transition webinar series, McDermott partner Kevin Brophy will moderate a discussion on October 13 between partner Lesli Esposito and associate Matt Evola on new merger control developments made under...more

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Federal Trade Commission to Expand Scope of Merger Review Information Requests

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Building on recent changes to and statements about the merger review process since Lina Khan became Chair, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 28, 2021, that it would expand the substantive scope of its...more

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ACCC Proposes Substantial Changes to Australian Antitrust Merger Review

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Recent Merger Review and Litigation in Australia  - Australia's antitrust merger laws have remained largely unchanged since 1993. The law prohibits the acquisition of assets or shares with the effect or likely effect of...more

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[Webinar] Navigating new challenges of cross-border merger reviews - September 30th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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Join the Hogan Lovells Antitrust and Competition team on Thursday, September 30, 2021 where we will discuss the new challenges of cross-border merger reviews, including heightened scrutiny across a number of regimes. -...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Un tribunal canadien confirme la primauté des gains en efficience dans l’examen des fusions

Dans une récente décision, le Tribunal de la concurrence du Canada (le « Tribunal ») a confirmé que la détermination de l’importance des gains en efficience découlant d’une fusion constitue l’objectif premier des examens de...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Canadian Court Affirms Paramountcy of Efficiencies in Merger Review

In a recent decision, the Canadian Competition Tribunal affirmed the importance of merger efficiencies as the primary goal of merger reviews in Canada, including in the context of preliminary injunctions. On June 29, 2021,...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Antitrust State of Play for Healthcare Providers Under a New Administration - Part I: Mergers and Acquisitions

Antitrust scrutiny of large technology companies may be in the headlines, but what some have dubbed "Big Med" is being eyed by the Biden Administration and federal agencies for heightened antitrust enforcement. Hospitals,...more

Cozen O'Connor

The State AG Report - Volume 7, Issue 31 | August 2021

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Here are last week’s curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US: State Contractor Sentenced for Wage Theft, Pays...more

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Biden Executive Order Calls for Heightened Antitrust Scrutiny

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On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced a broad executive order (the “Order”) intended to boost what it characterizes as stagnant competition across the U.S. economy. The Order, among other things, encourages the...more

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FTC Pharma Merger Enforcement is Robust But Needs Greater Clarity and Consistency

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Key takeaways - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and antitrust agencies in North America and Europe have launched a Task Force to evaluate their current approach to pharmaceutical mergers reviews. The Task Force has sought...more

TransPerfect Legal Solutions

Trends in Merger Control and Competition: The In-House Perspective

On 26 January, 2021, TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS) kicked off a virtual conference on EU and UK competition regulation. This article is the third of a three-part series highlighting the major takeaways from each session...more

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