The US FTC finalizes amendments to parts 3 and 4 of its rules of practice expediting administrative review of mergers

On April 27, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission adopted final rules amending Parts 3 and 4 of its Rules of Practice. The adoption of these rules is a culmination of efforts going back a couple of years to make changes that would expedite adjudications of allegedly anti-competitive merger transactions and enhance the FTC’s ability to obtain preliminary injunctions preventing the consummation of such transactions. The recently finalized rules, originally proposed in October 2008, are broad, impacting virtually every phase of an administrative adjudication, with the stated goals of expediting such proceedings, improving the quality of decision-making by Administrative Law Judges, and clarifying the roles of these judges and the Commission in administrative adjudications. To accomplish

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
  • Fordham Competition Law Institute - FCLI (New York)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)

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Gary A. MacDonald, Steven C. Sunshine, James A. Keyte, Neal R. Stoll, The US FTC finalizes amendments to parts 3 and 4 of its rules of practice expediting administrative review of mergers, 27 April 2009, e-Competitions April 2009, Art. N° 45541

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