• DOJ Revises Policy Guide to Merger Remedies - Endorses the Use of Behavioral Remedies in Mergers
  • June 27, 2011 | Author: Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro
  • Law Firm: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - Washington Office
  • On June 17, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DoJ”) issued an updated policy guide to merger remedies (“Updated Remedy Guide”). In transactions raising competitive concerns, the DoJ often agrees to remedies (e.g., divestitures) to resolve those concerns and allow the merger to proceed. These remedies are typically implemented pursuant to a court-approved consent decree entered into by the DoJ and the merging parties.