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The Major Merger Reviews of 2019

Bracewell’s Dan Hemli looks at some of the major U.S. merger reviews of 2019 with Law360’s Bryan Koenig, and how they could shape the years to come. Hemli discusses Tunney Act reviews and how vertical merger enforcement is more uncertain than the approach to horizontal deals between direct competitors.

This year, U.S. antitrust enforcers dusted off a never-before-used merger challenge authority, found themselves at diametric odds over a merger that could impact every American with a cellphone, carved out the nuances of their merger differences, and navigated an extraordinary level of settlement scrutiny in court.

Click here to read the entire review of the major mergers in 2019.