The US DoJ issues its merger remedies manual which provides that the framework the DoJ will utilise in implementing relief in mergers reviewed by its attorneys and economists

On September 3, 2020, the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division (the DOJ) issued its new Merger Remedies Manual (the Manual), which provides the framework the DOJ will utilize going forward to implement relief in mergers reviewed by its attorneys and economists. [1] The DOJ has updated its remedies guidance several times in the past two decades with, at times, significant variation between administrations. The new Manual updates the 2004 Policy Guide to Merger Remedies, which the DOJ updated in 2018, after withdrawing the 2011 Obama-era Policy Guide to Merger Remedies. [2] The new guidance confirms the DOJ's preference for structural relief, which has been a focus for Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, and also provides additional clarity on the DOJ's approach to

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Steven C. Sunshine, Maria Raptis, The US DoJ issues its merger remedies manual which provides that the framework the DoJ will utilise in implementing relief in mergers reviewed by its attorneys and economists, 3 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96833

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