Dirk Auer on ‘Doomsday Mergers’

Law360 – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Dirk Auer was quoted by Law360 in a story about ICLE’s white paper on “doomsday mergers.” You can read full piece here.

“When we hear critics saying this merger is going to be disastrous and antitrust is not up to the task, that just doesn’t pan out,” Auer told Law360 in an interview.

The paper puts ICLE in the middle of the policy debate between defenders of traditional merger review rooted in how deals will affect consumer prices and advocates of a more expansive and aggressive approach often described as neo-Brandeisians. In addressing the last two mergers, the paper also speaks to current enforcement actions.