Merger Guidelines Symposium
In light of the DOJ/FTC announcement of workshops to explore possible revisions to the Merger Guidelines in December 2009 and January 2010, TOTM is organizing a symposium on the legal and economic issues associated with the Guidelines. In particular, we’ve asked a panel of a dozen or so of the leading antitrust lawyers and economists to address the following questions:
1. Do the Merger Guidelines Need Revision?
2. If yes, what is the most important revision that you would recommend and why?
The agencies have questions. Our panel has answers. And we hope the panelists posts will kick off discussion in the comments both between participants and our readders.
Come check out the TOTM Merger Guidelines Symposium on Monday, October 26.
We’ve arranged a great lineup which includes practitioners, law professors and economists, including a number with experience at the agencies so we should get a number of different perspectives. If you’re interested in participating please feel free to contact me via email in the next week or so.
- Joe Farrell, Welcome from the Agencies
- Dennis Carlton, Revising the Guidelines
- Luke Froeb, Merger Enforcement without Market Definition
- Robert Gertner, Revising the Guidelines
- Steve Salop, Comments on Updating the Merger Guidelines
- David Teece and J. Gregory Sidak, Dynamic Competition and Antitrust Law
- Einer Elhauge, Do the Merger Guidelines Need Revision?
- Joshua Wright, The Guidelines Should be Revised to Reject the PNB Presumption
- Andrew Gavil, Andrew Gavil on Revising the Merger Guidelines
- Daniel Crane, Let Sleeping Dogs . . .
- Herbert Hovenkamp, Herbert Hovenkamp on Revising the Merger Guidelines
- Thom Lambert, “Standardizing” The Horizontal Merger Guidelines
- Geoffrey Manne, Fix the Supply Side
- Danny Sokol, Small Changes
- Joseph Simons, Revisions to the Merger Guidelines: Above All, Do No Harm