Recent Developments in Antitrust

FTC Approves Agrium’s Purchase of CF

December 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm

On December 23, 2009, Agrium Inc. agreed to sell a range of assets as part of an agreement with the FTC that will allow Agrium to move forward with its acquisition of competitor CF Industries Holdings, Inc. The proposed consent order settles allegations that the acquisition would have eliminated competition […]

FTC Sues Intel

December 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm

On December 16, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint against Intel Corporation (“Intel”) alleging that it has engaged in anticompetitive and unfair conduct in order to stifle competition and maintain its monopoly position. In the complaint, the FTC alleges a number of unfair methods of competition […]


December 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm

On December 16, 2009, Cisco announced that the DOJ terminated the mandatory waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, as amended, with respect to Cisco’s pending acquisition of Starent Networks. The DOJ chose not to issue a second request to review Cisco’s acquisition of Starent even though […]

Watson’s Acquisition of Arrow Requires Settlement

December 2, 2009 at 2:05 pm

On December 2, 2009, the FTC announced an order settling charges that Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s acquisition of Robin Hood Holdings Limited, owner of Arrow Pharmaceuticals, would have harmed consumers by eliminating future competition for important generic drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease (cabergoline) and the side effects of chemotherapy (dronabinol). […]