Paul Weiss Discusses an FTC Study on Merger Remedies

On February 3, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released a report on an internal staff study examining the success of the Commission’s merger remedies from 2006 to 2012.[1] The report, which also focuses on the remedy process more generally, is a follow up to the Commission’s first remedy study, released in 1999.

The FTC has received some criticism in the recent past about the perceived lack of success of a few of its merger consent decree remedies.  But the report found that the remedy process was generally effective and that most remedies proposed by the FTC succeeded in … Read more