The US State of New York Senate adopts a legislation prohibiting the abuse of dominance and requiring new thresholds for the State’s pre-merger notification system

While Congress has been the epicenter of an ongoing antitrust debate—with US legislators on both sides of the aisle urging vast reforms—the New York State legislature is pursuing a state bill that would arguably ensnare more conduct and transactions in antitrust law’s web than anything proposed, or existing, at the federal level to date. The New York Senate Bill, known as the “Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act,” would expand New York’s antitrust laws by establishing first-of-its-kind US state premerger notification requirements for mergers with as low as a $9.2 million threshold in New York, prohibiting “abuse of dominance” by companies with market shares as low as 30%, authorizing private class actions, and raising criminal penalties. On June 7, 2021, the New York State Senate passed the

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Mark J. Gidley, George Paul, Rebecca H. Farrington, Martin M. Toto, Kathryn Jordan Mims, Michael E. Hamburger, Daniel Rosenthal, Adam Acosta, Jaclyn Phillips, The US State of New York Senate adopts a legislation prohibiting the abuse of dominance and requiring new thresholds for the State’s pre-merger notification system, 7 juin 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101272

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