The US DoJ releases a merger remedies manual

DOJ Antitrust Division Releases New Merger Remedies Manual* On September 3, 2020, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division released its Merger Remedies Manual. The manual provides important guidance on what DOJ considers to be adequate solutions to addressing competitive issues in M&A deals challenged by DOJ. Several key points are identified below. Most mergers are not problematic, and remedies should be narrowly tailored to preserve competition. DOJ’s manual notes that “most mergers are not anticompetitive and may benefit consumers.” Remedies should “be no more intrusive than necessary to cure the competitive harm.” “[T]he purpose of a remedy is not to enhance premerger competition but to preserve

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Leo Caseria, Robert L. Magielnicki, Malika Levarlet, The US DoJ releases a merger remedies manual, 3 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96727

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