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DOJ Offers Guidance On Unprecedented Arbitration In Merger Challenge
The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division ("DOJ") has provided details on the unprecedented use of arbitration to resolve its challenge to the proposed acquisition of Aleris Corporation by Novelis Inc.
United States
15 Oct 2019
DOJ Merger Challenge Makes Unprecedented Use Of Arbitration To Determine Market Definition
The identity and background of the arbitrator may be even more important to this process than a federal judge who is chosen by random draw.
United States
10 Sep 2019
Jones Day Presents: Antitrust, Collusion, And Blockchains (Video)
Partner Ryan Thomas discusses antitrust concerns regarding blockchains, including competition considerations, per se and tacit collusion, and exclusionary conduct among members of a blockchain.
United States
5 Apr 2019
Antitrust Alert: FTC Merger Settlement Exposes Rift Over Antitrust Merger Enforcement
The Federal Trade Commission, by a 3-2 party-line vote, has settled a vertical merger challenge in exchange for the merging companies' behavioral commitments.
United States
14 Feb 2019
U.S. Antitrust Agencies Introduce Reforms To Speed Up Merger Reviews
The Trump Administration leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have announced reforms regarding merger reviews.
United States
11 Jan 2019
Blockchains And Antitrust: New Technology, Same Old Risks?
Blockchain technology, particularly private blockchains, can provide a technological curtain behind which business transactions occur.
United States
7 Aug 2018
Court Rejects DOJ Antitrust Challenge To AT&T/Time Warner
After eighteen months of investigation and litigation, a federal district court has rejected the Justice Department's challenge to AT&T's $108 million acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
United States
25 Jun 2018
FTC Warns Parties On Information Exchanges During M&A Due Diligence
Parties to a merger, acquisition, or joint venture routinely share substantial information during due diligence.
United States
26 Apr 2018
Lawyers are sometimes risk adverse and slow to change. Although this tends to lead to a more cautious approach to embracing new technologies, including the use of artificial intelligence, the increasing burden of e-discovery has forced the issue.
United States
14 Apr 2016
Dawn Raids And Preparing For Surprise Government Competition Law Investigations: Jones Day Guide To Best Practices
Antitrust enforcers increasingly rely on dawn raids and worldwide coordination among enforcement agencies.
6 Apr 2016
Embracing E-Discovery In Antitrust Matters: Slow But Steady Progress Toward Convergence Between The U.S. And The UK?
This Commentary discusses the latest trends in the use of predictive coding in U.S. and UK antitrust matters, and how Pyrrho is likely to spur slow but steady progress toward greater acceptance in the UK.
4 Apr 2016
DOJ Oilfield Indictment Should Encourage Caution And Compliance, Not Overreaction
Chesapeake Energy itself announced it did not expect criminal prosecution, as it has been cooperating with DOJ.
United States
17 Mar 2016
U.S. DOJ Increasing Enforcement Efforts Against Corporate Executives And Employees
The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division is increasing efforts to detect and punish individuals who violate the antitrust laws. In remarks last week, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement, Brent Snyder, reported that the Antitrust Division has "adopted new internal procedures" to identify potentially culpable individuals and to bring cases against them more quickly.
United States
25 Feb 2016
DOJ Statements May Signal Civil Antitrust Enforcement Against Individual Employees
The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division will consider individual civil enforcement actions against executives implicated in corporate wrongdoing, according to recent comments by DOJ Assistant U.S. Attorney General Bill Baer.
United States
24 Nov 2015
DOJ Sentencing Memorandum Emphasizes Importance Of Instituting Antitrust Compliance Programs In Face Of Government Investigation
Since 2011, DOJ and other antitrust authorities worldwide have been engaged in a wide-ranging investigation and prosecution of price-fixing and bid-rigging in international automobile parts sectors.
United States
20 Oct 2015
FTC Closes Investigation Of Merger Of Office Depot And Officemax Office Supply Superstores
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its seven-month investigation into the $1.2 billion merger between Office Depot, Inc. and OfficeMax, Inc.
United States
26 Nov 2013
U.S. Antitrust Agencies Issue Revised Model Waiver Of Confidentiality For Mergers And Non-Merger Civil Investigations
The U.S. antitrust agencies recently issued a revised model waiver of confidentiality for individuals and companies to use in merger and civil non-merger matters that cross international borders
United States
10 Oct 2013
DOJ Announces Changes To Policy On Naming Employees In Corporate Plea Agreements
The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced two significant changes to its practice regarding corporate plea agreements for individuals charged with antitrust violations, such as price fixing and bid rigging.
United States
5 Jun 2013
Federal Jury Returns Verdicts In Rare Price-Fixing Trial Of Global Liquid-Crystal Displays Conspiracy
Companies and individuals that are accused of price-fixing rarely go to trial.
United States
18 Apr 2012
Will Recent Court Approval Of Computer-Assisted Document Review Spur Acceptance In Antitrust Investigations?
Despite the increasing burden of e-discovery, private litigants and parties before the U.S. antitrust agencies have been cautious about embracing new e-discovery technologies to assist in identifying what documents are responsive to discovery or government requests.
United States
19 Mar 2012
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