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About the Book
Since the publication of the first edition of Mergers and Acquisitions, the federal agencies and state attorneys general have continued an active merger agenda and have refined merger analyses through settlements, liquidated cases, and speeches. This third edition has been completely updated to capture the most important developments in this area.
A comprehensive review of U.S. substantive merger law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Third Edition gives you indispensable guidance you can put into practice today. No other book gathers all of the resources, case law, and agency rulings you need in a single place. It is a fundamental reference to: " the relevant case law " antitrust guidelines " policies and speeches, and " consent decrees on the subject.
This valuable source guides you through the substantive analysis applied to transactions, including market definition and measurement; possible coordinated and unilateral effects arising from a transaction; potential mitigating factors, efficiencies, and defenses; joint ventures and vertical and conglomerate mergers; international transactions; and judicial relief and remedies. This third edition also features expanded economic content that address some of the economic principles underlying the issues. Written by economists, this content provides the reader with a deeper understanding of the relevant economic issues in a way accessible to those without formal economic training.
A significant contribution to antitrust scholarship, this reference will serve you again and again as you counsel your clients, help them understand the issues involved, and work more effectively to achieve your goals in the evaluation process and beyond.
Summary of Contents Foreword Preface Chapter 1 - Overview of the Applicable U.S. Antitrust Laws Chapter 2 - U.S. Enforcement Policy and Procedure Chapter 3 - Market Definition and Measurement Chapter 4 - Horizontal Mergers: Proving Likely Anticompetitive Effects Chapter 5 - Rebutting the Structural Inference Chapter 6 - Efficiencies Chapter 7 - Possible Defenses Chapter 8 - Joint Ventures Chapter 9 - Potential Competition Doctrine Chapter 10 - Vertical Mergers Chapter 11 - Conglomerate Mergers Chapter 12 - Application of Merger Laws to Multinational Transactions Chapter 13 - Judicial Relief and Remedies Appendix A-R Table of Cases