In the first major transaction approval under Ajit Pai’s Chairmanship, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently approved, subject to targeted, transaction-specific conditions, license and authorization transfers in connection with CenturyLink’s $34 billion acquisition of Level 3. The FCC’s recitation of its merger review standard in its order (the “CenturyLink-Level 3 Order”) differed somewhat from the description
Thursday, 1 October 2015 9 am CDT / 10 am EDT / 3 pm GMT / 4 pm CET / 10 pm CST / 11 pm JST Global M&A activity has continued at a steady pace in 2015, with an increasing number of transactions raising antitrust issues under multiple merger control regimes. Beyond the U.S.
FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced the appointment of Martin Gaynor as the Director of the Bureau of Economics to begin on October 1. Gaynor’s appointment signals that the FTC is not letting up in the attention it gives to competition issues in health care. Gaynor’s career has been dedicated primarily to studying the economics of
Despite losses at the district and appellate levels, the Federal Trade Commission’s fight to enjoin the merger of two hospitals in Georgia is not over. The Supreme Court announced on June 25, 2012 that it would hear an appeal by the FTC to consider whether an alleged merger to monopoly of two hospitals, Phoebe Putney
The FTC’s review of the proposed merger between Express Scripts and Medco was closely watched in many circles, including by investors, Congress, competitors and customers. After almost a year of review, the Federal Trade Commission announced early on the morning of April 2, 2012 that it had closed its investigation of the proposed merger between