The US FTC and DoJ launch a joint public inquiry aimed at strengthening enforcement against illegal mergers

Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department Seek to Strengthen Enforcement Against Illegal Mergers* Agencies Launch Joint Public Inquiry Aimed at Modernizing Merger Guidelines to Better Detect and Prevent Anticompetitive Deals WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division launched a joint public inquiry aimed at strengthening enforcement against illegal mergers. Recent evidence indicates that many industries across the economy are becoming more concentrated and less competitive – imperiling choice and economic gains for consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. These problems are likely to persist or worsen due to an ongoing merger surge that has more than doubled merger filings from 2020 to 2021. To address

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US Federal Trade Commission, The US FTC and DoJ launch a joint public inquiry aimed at strengthening enforcement against illegal mergers, 18 January 2022, e-Competitions January 2022, Art. N° 105917

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