Jones Day (Washington)

Peter J. Love

Jones Day (Washington)
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Peter Love is partner at Jones Day (Washington, DC office). He practices antitrust and competition law, advising clients primarily on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures as well as providing counseling on non-merger matters. He has represented a variety of clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state antitrust enforcers, and he has extensive experience in a broad range of industries, including energy, automotive, chemicals, broadcasting, telecommunications, and consumer products. Peter’s transactional work has encompassed counseling clients at every stage of a deal, from pre-merger planning, through regulatory filings, Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations, Congressional inquiries, and litigation as well as post-closing investigations. Representative matters include: the merger of SAB Miller’s and Molson Coors’ U.S. operations to form Miller-Coors; the merger of Western Refining and Giant industries, which the FTC challenged unsuccessfully in U.S. District Court; Magellan Midstream Partners’ acquisition of the Longhorn Pipeline from Flying J; Alon USA’s acquisitions of Paramount Petroleum and Edgington Oil; and Live Nation’s acquisition of House of Blues Entertainment. Peter also has provided antitrust counsel to a variety of companies on non-merger competition issues, such as tying, exclusive dealing, loyalty discounts, and other unilateral conduct issues. Peter’s publications include articles on agency efforts to seek preliminary injunctions, in particular regarding the Whole Foods acquisition of Wild Oats and the proposed merger of CCC Information Systems and Mitchell International. Peter also is active in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law and has served on the Merger Process Reform and Merger Guidelines Revisions task forces of the ABA’s Antitrust Section.


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2405 Bulletin

Michael A. Gleason, Michael H. Knight, Peter J. Love, Pamela L. Taylor, Ryan C. Thomas The US FTC and the US DoJ announce the suspension of the discretionary practice of granting early termination of the waiting period to filings made under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act


On February 4, 2021, the U.S. antitrust agencies announced that they are temporarily suspending the discretionary practice of granting early termination of the waiting period to filings made under the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act. Since January 16, the agencies granted ET in just one (...)

Pamela L. Taylor, Peter J. Love, Michael H. Knight The US FTC announces its adjustments to the HSR Act threshold and determines which mergers and acquisitions must be reported to the federal government before consummation


This week, the Federal Trade Commission announced its 2020 adjustments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act thresholds. These thresholds determine which mergers and acquisitions must be reported to the federal government before consummation. The new thresholds take effect on February 27, and (...)

Henry de la Barre d’Erquelinnes, John W. Magruder, Serge Clerckx, Peter J. Love, Pamela L. Taylor The EU Commission follows other countries’ antitrust authorities and assesses penalties against an optical products company for structuring a transaction to avoid premerger notification filings and the waiting period requirements (Canon / Toshiba)


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Antitrust authorities in the United States and European Union have assessed penalties and fines against Canon, and in the United States, Toshiba, for structuring (...)

Peter J. Love, Michael A. Gleason, H. Kristie Xian The US FTC Chief Administrative Law Judge halts the acquisition of a titanium dioxide producer by a chemical company on the grounds that it would substantially lessen competition (Tronox / Cristal)


In Short The Development: A Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") administrative judge ("ALJ") has blocked Tronox Corporation’s proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide ("TiO2") business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited ("Cristal"), concluding that the transaction may (...)

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