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December 13, 2010


New Horizontal Merger Guidelines Released by Federal Regulators

by agutterman

The proposed terms of any merger transaction must be reviewed in light of the potential impact of federal and state antitrust laws and the two main federal regulatory bodies–the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice–have periodically issued administrative guidance with respect to mergers and other transactions that might be covered by Section 7 of the Clayton Act and thus vulnerable to review and challenge under federal antitrust laws.  The latest guidelines were just recently issued and are briefly summarized in this month's report.

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  1. Jan 11 2011

    I have my own business about real estate in my home country, and I try to read all the possible information about the issue on the net. Thanks for this great resource. These days we have a crisis similar to USA, and the best way to get better is learning about the solutions and measures taken in America. Thanks again


  2. Mar 20 2011

    The purpose of this paper is to evaluate these new anti-merger instruments on the basis of economic theory and evidence.The Federal Trade Commission ensures that these transactions are compliant with fair competition and antitrust laws.



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