February 20, 2019

Antitrust, Mergers, FTC & Unfair Competition News

In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the  Department of Justice (DOJ) regulate antitrust and trade-regulations laws. From guaranteeing market-monopolization doesn’t polarize the market, to regulating ‘no-poach’ antitrust agreements between employers, there are many regulations which govern this area of law. The National Law Review covers cases and news from the United States and internationally.

Joint ventures, structural issues, mergers, comparative advertising, price-fixing schemes, discrimination, and distribution constraints are among the different types of news readers will find on The National Law Review. The Antitrust Division of the DOJ highly regulates insider-trading, company-organizational schemes, and monopolization by major companies, to regulate a fair and balanced industry for all companies in a given industry.

The International Trade Commission (ITC) regulates international antitrust laws, alongside other international government agencies. Illegal market trades, global competition law, international trade agreements, The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), are all governed by the US and international government agencies, to guarantee fair-dealings internationally. The National Law Review has regular updates on NAFTA negotiations as wells as news regarding the TPP and the United States role in the treaty.

The Committee of Foreign Investments in the United States is also in charge of regulation of antitrust agreements and mergers and acquisition deals between US and international businesses. The CFIUS governs investments between two American-companies, as well as US-based and international companies who contract in a purchase-sale agreement to determine fairness, and proper balance in negotiations between companies on the international level.

Due to the different laws in the US and around the world, there are many government bodies which regulate and govern the antitrust and trade regulation industry. Not only to maintain a fair balance between trade partners, but also to ensure market-monopolization does not occur, allowing major corporations to eliminate smaller, local, and international competitors in their niche. The National Law Review keeps readers up to date with expert legal analysis on these issues.

Date Title Organization
20
Feb
EU Court of Justice Confirms Annulment of Commission Prohibition Decision Due to a Procedural Irregularity McDermott Will & Emery
20
Feb
Mexican Competition Authority Sanctions BorgWarner and REMY Holdings for Gun Jumping McDermott Will & Emery
20
Feb
New Antidumping Petition on Acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa and Spain Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
19
Feb
Adjusted Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds Announced Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
19
Feb
No Further Shutdown; List 3 Exclusion Process Coming Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
19
Feb
FTC Announces 2019 Thresholds for Merger Control Filings Under HSR Act and Interlocking Directorates Under the Clayton Act Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
19
Feb
2019 HSR Notification Thresholds Announced Mintz
19
Feb
Aerospace & Defense Series: Antitrust Risks for Aerospace and Defense Contractors in Employment Practices McDermott Will & Emery
15
Feb
Congress Speaks to Require a Product Exclusion Process for List 3 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
15
Feb
Notification Threshold Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Increased to $90 Million McDermott Will & Emery
14
Feb
Brexit Date 29 March 2019: Countdown for shipping goods from the UK and to the UK from Asia, Americas and Africa Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Feb
Federal Trade Commission: No Changes to CAN-SPAM Rules Mintz
12
Feb
CBP Issues Guidance on How to Obtain Sections 301 and 201 Refunds Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
12
Feb
FTC Sets New June 11 Date for Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sales Ballard Spahr LLP
8
Feb
FIRRMA Pilot Program Puts Critical Technology in the Spotlight Robinson & Cole LLP
6
Feb
Bigger Is Better . . . Or Maybe Not: The Siemens/Alstom Railway Merger McDermott Will & Emery
6
Feb
Energy & Sustainability M&A Activity – February 2019 Mintz
5
Feb
THE LATEST: FTC Allows Problematic Vertical Merger to Proceed with a Behavioral Remedy McDermott Will & Emery
4
Feb
Divergent Views on Vertical Mergers Apparent in FTC’s Staples Merger Consent Mintz
4
Feb
New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions on Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China and Mexico Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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