North America

Connecticut liquor challenge faces hurdles

A national liquor retailer’s attempt to stop enforcement of state laws mandating minimum pricing on alcohol sales may have to get past the state action doctrine and the Eleventh Amendment. 

FTC seeks hot docs to assess nascent competition

US agencies issue draft vertical merger guidelines

China should follow US DOJ on compliance, ABA says

FTC seeks hot docs to assess nascent competition

A Federal Trade Commission lawyer has said his agency looks at internal documents, statements and emails from both merging companies and third parties when assessing the acquisition of a nascent competitor.

Sabre will claim Farelogix isn’t direct competitor

The Department of Justice will go to trial on Monday to try to block travel booking technology company Sabre from acquiring Farelogix. 

Face the nation

From 2013 to 2017, three of the divestitures that the US Federal Trade Commission ordered as remedies for otherwise anticompetitive mergers in consumer-facing markets failed in various ways. Pallavi Guniganti explores how other competition authorities have used consumer surveys to inform merger analysis in these markets.

Firms hire and promote across Europe and North America

Taylor Wessing has hired in-house lawyer Paolo Palmigiano to lead its UK competition practice, while economist Barbara Veronese has joined Oxera as a partner in its new Milan office.

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