The US FTC publishes a blog post reminding merging parties to avoid creating antitrust liability through the exchange of competitively sensitive information during merger negotiations

In Short The Situation: The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently published a blog post reminding merging parties to avoid creating antitrust liability through the exchange of competitively sensitive information during merger negotiations and due diligence. The Risk: Information-sharing violations between competitors in the merger context are rare, but when the FTC and Department of Justice ("DOJ") uncover violations, they will aggressively pursue them. The Solution: To avoid violations, merging parties should share competitively sensitive information only as necessary to advance negotiations and due diligence, and then only subject to procedural safeguards. Parties also should rely on antitrust counsel to advise on other measures to avoid liability. Parties to a merger,

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Harris Nathaniel J., Thomas D. York, Ryan C. Thomas, Bruce McDonald, Michael H. Knight, Kathryn M. Fenton, The US FTC publishes a blog post reminding merging parties to avoid creating antitrust liability through the exchange of competitively sensitive information during merger negotiations , 20 mars 2018, e-Competitions March 2018, Art. N° 86865

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