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US FTC/DOJ Launch Process to Potentially Rewrite Merger Guidelines

Mayer Brown
26/01/2022

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division announced this Tuesday, January 18, 2022, that they are seeking public comment on revising their merger guidelines. Public comments on the agencies’ questions are due on March 21, 2022. FTC Chair Lina M. Khan followed up this announcement with an appearance Wednesday on CNBC, where she said that the growth of new technologies has changed market dynamics and that the agencies need to see if the tools and frameworks they use still map onto market realities.

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