Press Release
April 11, 2024

Digital Markets Guide: US Skepticism of Tech Transactions Sparks a Step-Up in Merger Enforcement (GCR)

The Global Competition Review recently published the third edition of the Digital Markets Guide, a detailed guide examining the current state of law and important jurisdictions regarding international business. Goodwin Antitrust & Competition co-chairs Andrew Lacy and Arman Oruc, along with associates Brady Cummins, Andrew Jensen, and Charlie Stewart contributed to the chapter focusing on United States skepticism of technology transactions increasing merger enforcement practices.

The attorneys conclude in the chapter that recent developments in antitrust enforcement and the issuance of new Merger Guidelines reflect a noteworthy shift in focus and approach relating to vertical mergers, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues relating to vertical integration.