The US FTC and DoJ announce plans to review and update merger guidelines in order to strengthen enforcement against illegal mergers

On Tuesday, January 18th, FTC Chair Lina Khan and DOJ Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter held a joint press conference in which they announced ambitious plans to review and update the Merger Guidelines, targeting a release of new guidelines before the end of 2022. The most recent guidelines updates occurred after an 18-month collaboration between the agencies during the Trump Administration, which focused on revising guidance related to vertical mergers (guidance from which the Biden Administration FTC promptly withdrew).

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  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
  • University of Arizona
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (San Francisco)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)

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Leah Brannon, Jeremy J. Calsyn, George S. Cary, Daniel P. Culley, Elaine Ewing, David I. Gelfand, Bruce Hoffman, Heather Nyong’o, Kenneth Reinker, The US FTC and DoJ announce plans to review and update merger guidelines in order to strengthen enforcement against illegal mergers, 18 January 2022, e-Competitions January 2022, Art. N° 104888

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