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Merger Review

Learn about review of mergers to ensure they do not substantially lessen competition.

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In this lesson, we’ll learn about reviews of mergers designed to ensure that mergers don’t substantially lessen competition.

I.              Merger Review and Enforcement

The federal antitrust agencies actively enforce Clayton Act §7’s prohibition on mergers that are likely to substantially lessen competition. They may do so by suing in federal court to challenge mergers that are planned, or even those that have already been...