FTC, DOJ Officials Emphasize Clayton Act’s ‘Tend to Create a Monopoly’ Prong, Broadening Scope of Deals in Agency Crosshairs 

Published on Apr 28, 2022

DOJ and FTC officials in recent speeches have touted a historically underutilized prong of the Clayton Act they said could serve to meaningfully broaden the scope of U.S. merger enforcement.  The Clayton Act prohibits mergers or acquisitions whose effect “may be substantially to lessen competition, or to tend to create a monopoly.” But U.S. antitrust […]

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