The US DoJ issues a revised policy guide to merger remedies

On September 3, 2020, the Antitrust Division of the DOJ issued a revised Policy Guide to Merger Remedies, following shortly after it announced a reorganization of its civil enforcement to create an Office of Decree Enforcement and Compliance. The Policy Guide to Merger Remedies largely codifies a trend towards strengthening of the Division’s preference for structural remedies—such as divestitures—over conduct remedies—such as firewalls. This revision now expressly states that “[s]tructural remedies are strongly preferred in horizontal and vertical merger cases because they are clean and certain, effective, and avoid ongoing government

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  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)

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Daniel P. Culley, Bruce Hoffman, The US DoJ issues a revised policy guide to merger remedies, 3 septembre 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96657

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