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New Antitrust & Competition Insight Mergermarket Report - Issue 6

01 June 2007


The report that brings you an update on the key deals and issues affecting M&A activity in North America, Europe and beyond. We hope that this quarterly newsletter will provide corporate, advisory and investor readers with timely, informed and objective intelligence and guidance. In addition, the Antitrust & Competition Insight leverages off mergermarket’s sister company dealReporter – bringing you a listing of live deals sitting with the regulatory authorities.

Furthermore the report provides features and case studies that explore and help resolve many of the problems faced by corporations and bankers when conducting M&A and avoiding unnecessary antitrust and competition complications in their daily operations.

This issue includes an analysis of the recent developments in private competition law enforcement in Germany; an overview of recent application of the Tunney Act and its influence on the reviews of merger cases; a summary of a U.S. federal court’s decision to turn down the FTC’s attempt to block Western Refining’s US$1.3bn acquisition of Giant Industries; and a discussion of a U.S. federal court’s decision to dismiss an FTC challenge to Equitable Resources’ US$970m acquisition of The Peoples Natural Gas Company from Dominion Resources. Meanwhile, Sandra Pointel, dealReporter’s regulatory correspondent examines the antitrust issues surrounding the Reuters/Thomson merger in both Europe and North America. Also in this edition of the newsletter are mergermarket’s regional round ups of a number of antitrust issues across the globe.

For further information, please contact one of the following members of the firm's antitrust, competition and consumer protection group:

Philip Larson, Chair
Hogan & Hartson - Washington, D.C.

Catriona Hatton, Director
Hogan & Hartson – Brussels

John Pheasant, Director
Hogan & Hartson - London/Brussels

Sharis Arnold Pozen, Director
Hogan & Hartson - Washington, D.C.


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