On 20 September 2016, the European Commission fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (“ARA”) under Article 102 TFEU for abusing its dominant position in the Austrian waste management...28 September 2016
The Antitrust Challenge to the St. Luke's/Saltzer Medical Group Transaction: Implications for Hospital/Physician Consolidations
The 4-week trial was litigated by experienced lawyers on all sides and involved extensive testimony from both fact witnesses and experts on everything from market definitions to the efficiencies from forming a more tightly integrated healthcare system.
The case raises a number of important questions about the competitive analysis of hospital-physician consolidations, including: the appropriate geographic market for physician services; whether competitive effects in adjacent product markets were properly considered; and whether claimed efficiencies were "merger specific."
In the attached article, Bob Leibenluft and Leigh Oliver discuss Judge B. Lynn Winmill's decision in the case and its implications for further efforts by hospitals to acquire physician practices.
Liability for anti-competitive behaviour by your employees and outside contractors: when you are off the hook and when you are not
In its recent VM Remonts judgment, the...02 August 2016