Feeding two birds with one scone: The Tipline for 21 April 2023

Merger filings are not just getting more expensive. They are also getting more complex. The Bureau of Competition’s associate director of litigation is teasing additional requirements for Hart-Scott-Rodino filings to help detect roll-up strategies – and not just in the same industry as the merger. The Federal Trade Commission’s Shaoul Sussman says the changes aim to serve as both a detection mechanism and a deterrent. Also in Tipline, the Antitrust Division’s principal economist discusses a “pervasive” lack of competition in labour markets.

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