2015 was a landmark year in enforcement of the antitrust laws as robust deal activity was coupled with extensive government enforcement. Deals were blocked, remedies were forced, and the U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies flexed their muscles to unprecedented heights. Companies big or small contemplating transactions in 2016 should expect much more of the same and need to be prepared for the potential traps ahead.
- 2015 antitrust deal activity and the lessons to be learned to ensure that your transaction sees smooth sailing in 2016.
- Key enforcement actions at the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice as well as the international competition law bodies and what these actions mean for transactions going forward.
- 2016 deal trends and best practices.