The US DoJ and US FTC issue a joint statement to outline that they are monitoring markets behavior during the global health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has, at least temporarily, reshaped the way that many companies do business. Nevertheless, companies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with the antitrust laws and understand that the U.S. antitrust agencies will continue to scrutinize their behavior during this period (although EU competition authorities have taken an arguably more permissive approach, while maintaining that overt cartels at the expense of consumers will not be tolerated). In fact, on March 24, 2020, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a joint statement [1] (“Joint Statement”) to outline an expedited review process for certain collaborations and to remind the public that they are monitoring markets behavior

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