Monday, May 10, 2010

Comment Period on Proposal to Revise Merger Guidelines Extended

This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.

The FTC has extended the period for submitting public comments on a proposed revision of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines. At the request of several organizations that plan to submit comments, the agency has agreed to accept comments through June 4, 2010.

The updated guidelines, which outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law, are being revised jointly by the FTC and Department of Justice.

The proposed Guidelines were issued on April 20, 2010, and the original comment period was set to expire on May 20, 2010.

Text of the proposed revised guidelines appear at CCH Trade Regulation Reporter ¶50,252 and here on the FTC website.

Details on the issuance of the guidelines appear in an April 20, 2010 posting on Trade Regulation Talk.

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