The US FTC votes to withdraw its approval of the vertical merger guidelines with no plans to replace it

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently voted to withdraw its approval of the Vertical Merger Guidelines (the 2020 VMGs), which, as we covered in the past, the FTC and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued over a year ago on June 30, 2020. The vote on September 15, 2021 to rescind the policy statement broke along party lines, with the three Democratic commissioners—Chair Lina Kahn and Commissioners Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Slaughter—outweighing their two

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  • Morgan Lewis (Washington)
  • Morgan Lewis (Washington)
  • Morgan Lewis (Philadelphia)

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Ryan Kantor, David R. Brenneman, Zachary M. Johns, The US FTC votes to withdraw its approval of the vertical merger guidelines with no plans to replace it, 15 September 2021, e-Competitions September 2021, Art. N° 102818

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