Law: Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act 1976 (USA)

Antitrust Division official highlights increased inter-agency collaboration

The Department of Justice is working with other federal agencies on ongoing merger reviews as a result of President Joe Biden’s 2021 executive order ordering a whole-of-government approach to competition policy, a senior counsel at the Antitrust Division has said.

19 January 2023

Merger filings down 40% in 2022, analysis finds

The US antitrust agencies received 40% fewer merger fillings last year in comparison to record-breaking figures from 2021, according to an analysis by White & Case.

04 January 2023

Senate omnibus spending package includes extra funding for agencies

The US Senate has advanced a spending bill that would increase merger filing fees, prevent the transferring of lawsuits brought by state attorneys general and increase funding for the US antitrust agencies.

21 December 2022

Survey finds merger control more opaque and combative under Biden

Merger reviews by the US antitrust agencies have become less transparent and more adversarial during the Biden Administration, particularly at the Federal Trade Commission, a survey of industry practitioners has found.

08 December 2022

United States: merger review process

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2023

The Antitrust Division of the United States uses the existing legal framework to investigate mergers and implement merger review enforcement in the Biden era, one marked by increased unpredictability.

30 September 2022

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