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FCC Commissioners Debate Adjustments to Merger Review Standard

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

Judge Rules Non-Reportable, Consummated Merger Violates U.S. Antitrust Law

One year since the filing of the lawsuit, and 18 months since the merger closed, a U.S. federal judge declared on 8 January 2014 that Bazaarvoice violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act by acquiring its main rival, PowerReviews. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) challenged the US$168 million deal even though PowerReviews was too

Hogan Lovells Partner Todd Overman Publishes Article on FAR Novation Process

Todd Overman, a Partner in Hogan Lovells’ Government Contracts Practice, recently published an article in the journal Service Contractor titled, “Is It Time to Revisit the FAR’s Novation Process?”  The following is an excerpt from the article’s introduction: Many contractors now view the FAR’s novation process as a costly regulatory burden, which takes too long