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FTC proposes rule to ban nearly all employee non-compete agreements

On 5 January 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Non-Compete Clause Rule. The proposed rule, if adopted, would effectively ban...


FTC expands its interpretation of its Competition Enforcement Mandate

On 10 November 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) issued a Policy Statement (the Policy Statement) outlining a significant expansion of its mandate to target...


Getting the Deal Through – Luxury and Fashion 2022

Hogan Lovells and Lexology have partnered to publish the third edition of Getting the Deal Through--Luxury & Fashion, which is now available online. The reference guide...


A survey of President Biden’s Executive Order on promoting competition in the American economy

It has been one year since President Biden signed a far-reaching, industry-spanning Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The Executive Order outlines a...


FTC workshop highlights potential changes to agency’s review of pharmaceutical mergers

On June 14 and 15, 2022 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop titled “Future of Pharmaceuticals: Examining the Analysis of Pharmaceutical Mergers.” The...


Private equity In health care: In the antitrust crosshairs

Transactions and other investments in the health care industry by private equity firms are a hot enforcement topic at both the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the...


FTC and DOJ announce joint effort to revise federal merger review guidelines

On 18 January 2022 the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a press conference to announce a joint effort to modernize the horizontal and vertical federal...

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Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2018

Outline of global antitrust law developments Spring 2018.

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ICN report confirms that vertical merger challenges remain rare Antitrust and Competition Alert

At the ICN's recent annual conference in New Delhi, the Merger Working Group released a report summarizing the group's findings from a survey of NCAs on their approach to vertical mergers....

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