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Making Sense of EU Merger Control: The Need for Limiting Principles

Authored by: Aurelien Portuese

For many apparent reasons, merger control in the European Union (“EU”) has traditionally been centralized at the level of the European Commission.

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Antitrust and Intellectual Property Rights: Toward a New Schumpeterian Approach

Authored by: Aurelien Portuese

The protection of intellectual property rights is worsening, but populist antitrust enforcement is expanding.

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The Regulation of Competition in Brazil: Comments on the Digital Markets Law Bill (PL 2768/2022)

Authored by: Rafael Parisi

The bill presently under consideration in the Brazilian Congress, referred to as Bill No. 2768/2022 (hereafter “the Bill”), merits a reevaluation due to its potential adverse consequences on...

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Precautionary Antitrust: The Changing Nature of Competition Law

Authored by: Aurelien Portuese

An underlying craze over the last few years surfaced abruptly.

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New DOJ-FTC Merger Guidelines: Opportunities and Strategies for Merging Parties

Authored by: Jeremy Sandford & Koren Wong-Ervin

On December 18, 2023, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) jointly released the final version of the Merger Guidelines. While the contours of the Guidelines...