Antitrust & Trade Regulation

In our latest client alert, we provide a practical overview of the UK’s recently published National Security and Investment Bill, which forms part of a new regime that greatly extends the government’s power to intervene in takeovers of UK businesses if there is a threat to national security. In addition to proving background on this latest move, we address the following areas which may be of particular interest: Mandatory notification Qualifying entities and assets Voluntary…
Borrowers of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans – together with their affiliates – who have loans in excess of $2 million and seek loan forgiveness will potentially need to complete necessity questionnaires according to the Small Business Administration. There are separate forms for for-profit and non-profit businesses and will likely affect 52,000 borrowers. My colleagues Jack Beeler, Cat Rice and Jack Meadows explain the purpose and questions asked in these questionnaires in this law alert
Since the start of the global pandemic, state attorneys general continue to actively pursue price-gouging investigations against individuals and entities, but courts seem to be taking a different, more business-friendly approach. Recent case developments and law amendments highlight the fact that price-gouging laws are subject to limitations. Our team explores these issues in our latest client alert.    …
The EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation introduces the first EU-wide foreign investment screening cooperation mechanism and enables the European Commission and Member States to comment on foreign investments that happen in other Member States. As these rules became fully applicable and operational from 11 October 2020, we pinpoint the key features of the EU’s FDI Screening Regulation, identify the key impact for investors and look ahead to the future. Read our latest client alert
            Below is information about the Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section of the California Lawyers’ Association’s 30th Annual Golden State Institute!  Everything has a silver lining the silver lining here is that due to the pandemic, this is a Zoom conference, available worldwide without the need to travel.  The program panels have interest and practical use for anyone/anywhere in the practice of competition law.  The program should have particular interest to students–on account of it is…
On September 30, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed a historic district court award ordering disgorgement of $448 million in profits to consumers of testosterone replacement drugs under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, adding fuel to the fire of the current circuit split over this section’s interpretation. We outline the key details and offer our analysis of the issue in our client alert.…