Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Use of Structural Presumptions in Merger Analysis

The Use of Structural Presumptions in Merger Analysis
June 26, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
The FTC recently required divestitures in two merger investigations stating that when "a proposed merger significantly increases concentration in an already highly concentrated market, a presumption of competitive harm is justified under both the Guidelines and well-established case law." Commissioner Wright dissented in both matters, contending that the majority's "reliance upon such shorthand structural presumptions untethered from empirical evidence subsidize a shift away from the more rigorous and reliable economic tools embraced by the Merger Guidelines in favor of convenient but obsolete and less reliable economic analysis." 

Moderator:
Brendan Coffman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP
Speakers: 
Angela Diveley, Office of Commissioner Joshua D. Wright, Federal Trade Commission 
Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Latham & Watkins LLP 

Janusz Ordover, Compass Lexecon    

Henry Su, Office of Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission
In-person:
Latham & Watkins
555 11th Street,NW 

Ste 1000, Washington, DC 20004
 

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