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New Horizontal Merger Guidelines Indicate Greater Scrutiny of High Tech and Pharmaceutical Transactions

BY | October 28, 2010

Janet McDavid, Eric Stock, Oct 28, 2010 On August 19, 2010, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (the “Agencies”) released the final version of their revised Horizontal…

Janet McDavid, Eric Stock, Oct 28, 2010

On August 19, 2010, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (the “Agencies”) released the final version of their revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines (“Guidelines”), which are used by the Agencies to analyze the competitive implications of mergers between direct competitors. Whereas the prior version of the Guidelines had sought to provide a precise, step-by-step framework for analyzing horizontal mergers-centere

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