The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission recently issued their much-anticipated revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines
. The Guidelines outline the main analytical techniques, practices, and enforcement policies the federal agencies use to evaluate mergers and acquisitions involving actual or potential competitors under the federal antitrust laws. The new Guidelines are the first major revisions since the two agencies issued the 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines
18 years ago. Familiarity with the new Guidelines is essential to businesses that anticipate antitrust scrutiny of horizontal mergers.
Locke Lord Partner Bradley C. Weber recently authored an article that discusses some of the most important new sections in the Guidelines and compares them to the 1992 Guidelines. His article also explains the impact the new Guidelines may have on mergers in the health care industry.
Please click on the link below to view this article published by ABA Health eSource
. DOJ and FTC Issue New Horizontal Merger Guidelines