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Monday, October 12, 2009

Horizontal Mergers Guidelines - Hot Action This Winter

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The dates for the different workshops are out.  Once again, I plead with DOJ/FTC people running the workshops that the first question that they ask all panelists is who has/will pay for their comments.  We need more transparency in the decision-making process.

The first workshop will take place on:

December 3, 2009

FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

and via webcast.
The second workshop will take place on:

December 8, 2009


NYU School of Law
Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
The third workshop will take place on:

December 10, 2009

Northwestern University School of Law
Wieboldt Hall Room #147
340 E. Superior Street
Chicago, Il 60611


The fourth workshop will take place on:

January 14, 2010

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Room
616 Serra Street
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

The fifth workshop will take place on:

January 26, 2010


FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001


The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) solicit public comments and will hold joint public workshops to explore the possibility of updating the Horizontal Merger Guidelines that are used by both agencies to evaluate the potential competitive effects of mergers and acquistions.  The goal of the workshops will be to determine whether the Horizontal Merger Guidelines accurately reflect the current practice of merger review at the Department and the FTC as well as to take into account legal and economic developments that have occurred since the last significant Guidelines revision in 1992. 

December 3, 2009 | Washington D.C.


WHEN:

December 3, 2009

WHERE:

FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

and via webcast.


LOCAL INFORMATION:

This workshop will be free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is not required to attend. All attendees will be required to display a current driver's license or other valid form of photo identification.

December 8, 2009 | New York, NY


WHEN:

December 8, 2009

WHERE:

NYU School of Law
Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

This workshop will be free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is not required to attend.

December 10, 2009 | Chicago, IL


WHEN:

December 10, 2009

WHERE:

Northwestern University School of Law
Wieboldt Hall Room #147
340 E. Superior Street
Chicago, Il 60611

This workshop will be free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is not required to attend.

January 14, 2010 | Stanford, CA


WHEN:

January 14, 2010

WHERE:

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Room
616 Serra Street
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

This workshop will be free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is not required to attend.

January 26, 2010 | Washington, DC


WHEN:

January 26, 2010

WHERE:

FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

This workshop will be free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is not required to attend.

COMMENTS

In connection with the workshops, interested parties are invited to submit written comments or original research. A list of specific questions to inform the first workshop discussions is set forth below;  the agencies may post additional questions relevant to subsequent workshops discussions at a later date. Initial comments should be submitted by November 9, 2009, to ensure ample time for consideration prior to the first workshop. Comments should refer to “HMG Review Project – Comment, Project No. P092900.” To file electronically, follow the instructions and fill out the form at https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/hmgworkshop1. Paper comments should include the above reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to:

        Federal Trade Commission
        Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 (Annex P)
        600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
        Washington, DC 20580

Comments containing confidential material, however, must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled “Confidential,” and must comply with Commission Rule 4.9(c). The FTC requests that any paper comments be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions.

REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE

Individuals and organizations may submit requests to participate as panelists. The requests should be submitted electronically to hmgworkshops@ftc.gov.  Prospective panelists for the first workshop should submit a short statement (100 words) summarizing a proposed presentation no later than November 9, 2009. Deadlines for requesting to participate in the other workshops will be posted at a later date.

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