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Physician Groups – The Next Enforcement Frontier for Healthcare Provider Mergers?

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent announcement that it will be undertaking a retrospective study of physician group consolidations may signal an increased focus on...

Shifting the Burden in Acquisitions of Nascent and Potential Competitors: Not...

By Jay Ezrielev (Elevecon)*   I. Introduction There is a heated debate in antitrust today about what lawmakers, courts, and enforcers should do about mergers between potential...
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China Signals VIE No Longer an Obstacle in Merger Filing

By Frank Jiang, Scott Yu & John Jiang (Zhong Lun)1   I. Introduction This July, the Chinese antitrust authority (State Administration for Market Regulation, “SAMR”) unconditionally cleared...

Not All Pre-Emptive Mergers Are Alike: A Classification of Recent Cases

We present a typology of cases involving mergers that could be viewed as eliminating future competition, motivated by recent debates in the antitrust literature...

Requests for Information in Merger Cases: Regulatory Overreach?

In addition to a long and extensive Form CO, the European Commission collects further information and data via requests for information. Focusing on the...

A Re-awakening of the Failing Firm Defense in the EU in...

By Dr. Assimakis Komninos, Jan Jeram & Iakovos Sarmas (White & Case LLP)1   Introduction – The Broader Challenges of Merger Control The ongoing COVID-19 global crisis...
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ICN Merger Workshop 2020 – Melbourne

By Alexander Baker (Fingleton)1 Are laws and competition authorities getting the balance right in merger control? Is there too much overenforcement (false positives) or too...

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

By Zsolt Macskasi -  In this article, the author begins with a brief description of the regulatory environment and the recent history of bank mergers in...

Healthcare Merger Antitrust Review: Increased Scrutiny for Any Provider Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle David Balto, James Kovacs, Jul 24, 2015 For nearly the last decade, there has...

Merger Review in China and South East Asia: Does It Smell...

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle K K Sharma, Oct 29, 2014 There was a considerable excitement when two of...

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