Efforts to Rewrite Merger Guidelines Leave Businesses in the Lurch

The concept of an ivory tower is a longstanding critique of those who discuss ideas while being disconnected from their real-world impacts. While potentially a platitude, it is a rather accurate description of recent efforts by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) to rewrite merger guidelines to address corporate consolidation. […]

ACI Files Comments with FTC and DOJ on Their Request for Information on Merger Enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) are seeking information on how the agencies can modernize enforcement of the antitrust laws regarding mergers. Today, ACI filed its comments for this request for Information — available here.

Rewriting Merger Guidelines Could Hurt Competition

Last month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced their intent to revise merger guidelines. Questions from the FTC and DOJ’s request for information (RFI) imply that market power could be of increasing importance when determining whether the agencies will approve or deny future mergers.  While the DOJ and FTC […]