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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
8
Jul
Implications of the Supreme Court’s Tennessee Retailers Decision McDermott Will & Emery
8
Jul
A 24% Stockholder of Seller and Seller’s Board Must Face Fiduciary Duty Claims Due to Flawed Sales Process and Inadequate Merger-related Disclosures: Another Merger Challenge Demonstrates the Limits of Corwin Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
8
Jul
The Latest: Health Care Transactions Will Require Advance Notice to Washington State AG McDermott Will & Emery
3
Jul
Reminder: Changes to the Singapore Goods and Services Tax Act from 1 January 2020 will Introduce Goods and Services Tax on Imported Services K&L Gates
3
Jul
Cyber Diligence: Study Reveals Cybersecurity Concerns are Becoming a Critical Factor in M&A Due Diligence K&L Gates
2
Jul
CFIUS Filing Clearance: Wieland-Werke AG and Global Brass and Copper Holdings Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Jul
Bifacial Solar Modules Now Exempt from Section 201 Tariff Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
2
Jul
The Benefits of the International Commercial Courts of Paris in French-American Commercial Litigations Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
2
Jul
U.S. Supreme Court Increases Protection For Confidential Business Information Shared With The Federal Government Beveridge & Diamond PC
2
Jul
Oil & Gas Software Acquisition Challenged by Canadian Competition Regulator Bracewell LLP
2
Jul
Chancery Court Requires All Sellers To Be Joined To A Rescission Claim Relating To Merger Agreement; Allows Unjust Enrichment Claim To Proceed K&L Gates
2
Jul
Revised EIN Application Process Requires Individuals to Serve as the “Responsible Party” Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
1
Jul
Bridging by Gary DeWaal: June 24 – 28, and July 1, 2019 (Wash Sales; Another Spoofing Settlement) [VIDEO] Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
1
Jul
FTC Steps up Enforcement Against False Claims of Participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Other International Privacy Frameworks Foley & Lardner LLP
28
Jun
The Latest: Changes Coming to Revenue Reporting for HSR Filings McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
Recent Cuba Travel-related Settlements With OFAC Demonstrate Importance of Robust Sanctions Compliance Program Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Jun
Eighth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Blocking Physician Practice Acquisition in North Dakota Robinson & Cole LLP
28
Jun
Buyer Beware: Post-Facto Mergers a New Potential IPR Killer Foley & Lardner LLP
27
Jun
USTR Announces Exclusion Request Process for List 3 Imports from China Varnum LLP
26
Jun
USTR Announces List 3 Exclusion Request Process and Other US-China Trade Developments Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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