Federal Trade Commission Withdraws Vertical Merger Guidelines and Commentary* 2020 guidance withdrawn to prevent industry and judicial reliance on unsound economic theories; FTC to work with DOJ to update merger guidance The Federal Trade Commission voted to withdraw its approval of the Vertical Merger Guidelines, issued jointly with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FTC’s Vertical Merger Commentary. The guidance documents, which were published in 2020,
The US FTC withdraws vertical merger guidelines to prevent industrial and judicial reliance on unsound economic theories
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