The US FTC issues an administrative complaint challenging a merger in the global fleet market which can increase the risk of price discrimination and reduce competition (Wilhelmsen Maritime / Drew Marine)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it has challenged a merger between Wilhelmsen Maritime Services (Wilhelmsen) and Drew Marine Group (Drew) because of an overlap in service to “global fleet customers,” a narrow customer segment that purchases marine water treatment chemicals and services. What happened: The FTC issued an administrative complaint and filed a complaint in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, asserting

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)

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Jonathan Ende, Gregory E. Heltzer, The US FTC issues an administrative complaint challenging a merger in the global fleet market which can increase the risk of price discrimination and reduce competition (Wilhelmsen Maritime / Drew Marine), 22 February 2018, e-Competitions February 2018, Art. N° 93035

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