• Federal Antitrust Agencies Issue Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines
  • May 4, 2010 | Authors: Peter Guryan; Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro; Richard C. Park
  • Law Firms: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - New York Office ; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - Washington Office
  • On April 20, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DoJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released their highly anticipated revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines (the “Guidelines”). The proposed Guidelines provide insight into how the Agencies analyze transactions among competitors. Their publication follows a series of public workshops initiated in September 2009 by the new Administration, which has pledged to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement, and marks the first major revision since the publication of the 1992 Guidelines.