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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
Apr
CMS/OIG, FTC/DOJ and IRS Weigh In on ACOs von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
7
Apr
Google Seeks to Acquire Nortel Patents for $900M Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
3
Apr
Accountable Care: FTC & DOJ Issue Proposed Antitrust Statement for ACOs von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
31
Mar
Expanded Standing, or "Back to Basics"? Flash Memory Direct Purchasers Found to Have Standing to Assert Walker Process Claims Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
30
Mar
NFL Fans - Are You Ready for Some... Antitrust Litigation? Players Sue, Claiming Lockout is a Group Boycott Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
25
Mar
Retailers Accuse AmEx of Antitrust Breach as Battle Over Debit Card Cap Heats Up Center for Public Integrity
25
Mar
SPACs 2.0: New SPAC Rules Changes Approved By NASDAQ And NYSE AMEX And New Market Features Make SPACs A More Attractive Investment Vehicle In 2011 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
Mar
Comments Solicited on Fundamental Changes to FERC's Market-Based Rate and Merger Review Process Tests Bracewell LLP
20
Mar
Recent Developments in Dispositive Motions: To Be or Not, Twombly? Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
Mar
Block Exemption Regulation On Specialisation and Joint Production Agreements Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
Mar
U.S. Film Studios Agree to Modify "Most Favored Nations" Clause in EU Contracts to Encourage Financing and Installation of Digital Equipment Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
17
Mar
First Section 2 Monopolization Case Of the Obama Administration Targets Dominant Texas Health Care Provider Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
16
Mar
Increased Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Thresholds for 2011 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Mar
Block Exemption Regulation For Research and Development Agreements Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Mar
Fifth Circuit Concludes that Allegations of Price-Fixing Involving Private Corporate Participation with OPEC are Beyond the Reach of Section 1 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
10
Mar
EU Guidelines on Industry Standards (Technical or Quality Requirements) Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Mar
New EU Competition Rules Dealing With Competitor Contacts Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Mar
Delaware Court Enjoins Merger Vote Citing Conflicts of Interest of Financial Advisor Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
25
Feb
Indirect Purchaser Plavix Class Actions Tossed for Lack of Antitrust Standing Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
24
Feb
Aspartame Class Action Dismissal Affirmed on Statute of Limitations Grounds Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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