Since its original publication, federal agencies and state attorney generals have continued to focus significant resources in the area and have continued to refine merger analysis through settlements, litigated cases, and speeches. This fourth edition serves as a fundamental and robust reference for all sources related to merger analysis. It has been completely updated to capture the most important and up-to-date analysis available. This reference will serve you again and again as you counsel your clients, help them understand the issues involved, and work more efficiently to achieve your goals in the evaluation process and beyond. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Overview of the applicable U.S. antitrust laws; U.S. enforcement policy and procedure; The role of adverse competitive effects in merger analysis; Relevant market and concentration; Coordinated and unilateral anticompetitive effects; Demonstrating absence of anticompetitive effects; Efficiencies; Potential defenses; Partial acquisitions; Potential Competition Doctrine; Vertical mergers; Conglomerate mergers; Application of merger laws to multinational transactions; Judicial relief and remedies; Table of Cases.
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