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FTC seeks to reinvigorate enforcement of Robinson-Patman Act

The US Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) reported investigations of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo. Inc. for price discrimination are a significant step toward the...

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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...

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DOJ Antitrust Division cracks down on interlocking directorates

On 19 October 2022, the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (the Division) announced that seven directors have agreed to resign from the boards of directors of five companies ...

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ESG initiatives: no defense under U.S. antitrust laws

On 20 September 2022, the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights held a hearing on “Oversight of Federal Enforcement of the Antitrust...

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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...

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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...

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The Federal Trade Commission rattles off two more hospital merger challenges

On the heels of two successful hospital merger challenges in the last year, the FTC announced on Thursday that it is bringing two new cases seeking to block proposed hospital transactions:...

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