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Antitrust & Competition

Antitrust Risks of Exchanging Information Before the Deal Is Done

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued guidance explaining how parties to a merger or acquisition can reduce antitrust risk when exchanging competitively sensitive information prior to closing.1 The exchange of competitively sensitive information can violate both the Hart...

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Antitrust & Competition

DOJ Toughens Antitrust Consent Decree Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division last year warned that changes to DOJ consent decrees were forthcoming. Since then, DOJ has adopted new terms in recent consent decrees that enhance the DOJ’s ability to enforce its settlements.

The new DOJ consent decree terms, to be included...

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Antitrust & Competition

Antitrust in the Trump Administration: New Landscape, Still Enforcing

A year into President Donald J. Trump’s term, the administration’s antitrust enforcement agenda has begun to take shape, with some moves that suggest more aggressive enforcement than is typically expected in a Republican administration. At the same time, Congressional Democrats have...

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