Efficiencies, economies of scale, and the general desire to improve the customer experience are the lifeblood of all mergers. And one of the most common efficiencies in any deal comes from enhanced purchasing power, or the ability to lower costs through increased volume. Long before a deal is announced, merging parties will create clean teams focused on comparing costs, hoping to leverage the better rates that one firm or the other has negotiated with key vendors. This low hanging fruit – simply moving volume from high-cost vendors to lower cost ones – is among the most basic, least speculative efficiencies … Read more
This year’s 63rd ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting featured extensive remarks from antitrust regulators forewarning of more vigorous antitrust enforcement in 2015. The Proskauer antitrust team was on the ground and provides a report highlighting four key takeaways to help companies tailor their antitrust compliance and preparedness.
Over 2,900 antitrust attorneys, economists and policy makers met in Washington, D.C. last week for an extended, three-day discussion regarding the latest developments and forecasts in antitrust law and enforcement around the globe. This year’s Spring Meeting was noteworthy for a few reasons. First, the meeting kicked off moments after the … Read more