The US DoJ announces initiative to protect supply chains from anticompetitive behavior amid global disruptions and persistent inflation

On February 17th, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an initiative to protect supply chains from anticompetitive behavior amid global disruptions and persistent inflation. The initiative is yet another example of the Biden Administration’s aggressive approach to antitrust enforcement since inauguration. From the Administration’s “whole-of-government” approach to policing anticompetitive conduct, to abandoning the Vertical Merger Guidelines and recently challenging several mergers, now to the new supply chain initiative, the new Administration has muddled the antitrust landscape and made enforcement less predictable. Despite the altered environment and new initiative, however, certain basic principles of antitrust law have not changed—simply passing costs on to consumers, even during

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)

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Karen Hoffman Lent, Kenneth B. Schwartz, The US DoJ announces initiative to protect supply chains from anticompetitive behavior amid global disruptions and persistent inflation, 17 February 2022, e-Competitions February 2022, Art. N° 106218

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