Horizontal Merger Guidelines: Operating Within the New Antitrust Framework
Preparing for Increased FTC and DOJ Review and Data Requirements
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will offer guidance to companies and counsel on the practical impact of the proposed horizontal merger guidelines. The panel will outline the key changes and offer tips for navigating the new antitrust enforcement environment.
- Key changes
- Market definition
- Concentration thresholds
- Types and sources of evidence
- Unilateral effects
- Coordinated effects
- Price discrimination
- Entry conditions
- Partial acquisitions
- Consummated mergers
- Implications of the changes
- On merger analysis
- On merger litigation
- Strategies for navigating in the new antitrust enforcement environment
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How have the proposed guidelines shifted the focus from coordinated effect to unilateral effect?
- How the reduced focus on predicted price increases impact merger analysis?
- What proposed changes do the guidelines make to the HHI market concentration screen?
Clifford H Aronson
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
He represents clients in antitrust matters relating to mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved in numerous... | Read More
He represents clients in antitrust matters relating to mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved in numerous high-profile transactions and strategic alliances over the years and has experience in multiple industries, including entertainment, consumer products, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail and technology.Close
Joseph G. Krauss
His practice is focused on antitrust and economic regulation, with a particular emphasis on merger and acquisition... | Read More
His practice is focused on antitrust and economic regulation, with a particular emphasis on merger and acquisition counseling and litigation in all industries, and before federal, state, and foreign antitrust authorities. He counsels clients in matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution issues, Sherman Act, and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance.Close
Michael H. Knight
He advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers, joint ventures, competitor collaborations,... | Read More
He advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers, joint ventures, competitor collaborations, distribution issues, price discrimination, monopolization, and intellectual property restraints. He has experience in government and the private sector and routinely represents clients before federal and state antitrust agencies and federal courts.Close