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The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Vertical Merger Enforcement: How to Effectively Navigate Through the Uncharted Waters of Complexities

New York, NY, August 16, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: Vertical Merger Enforcement: How to Effectively Navigate Through the Uncharted Waters of Complexities. This two-hour event is scheduled on September 17th at 12:00 pm ET.

Event Synopsis:

Vertical mergers proliferate in many markets with the promise of increasing business synergies to create more efficient operations. For the most part, U.S. antitrust agencies – the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission, offered little resistance based on “Chicago school” economic theories suggesting that vertical mergers raise few competitive concerns. Some antitrust enforcers are now pushing back against this engrained analytical framework, suggesting that vertical integration can result in anticompetitive consequences and should be scrutinized more closely. The agencies have responded by holding a series of public hearings and challenging for the first time in 40 years a vertical transaction – albeit unsuccessfully.

The growing debate about the appropriate metric to apply to vertical integration makes it imperative for legal counsel and business people companies to understand the latest enforcement developments appropriately counsel clients and avoid the emerging risk and pitfalls that vertical transactions likely will confront.

In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will present to the audience an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in vertical merger enforcement. Speakers will also present best practices and strategies to effectively address the important issues surrounding this significant topic.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

• Vertical Merger Enforcement – Latest Trends and Developments
• Recent Enforcement Actions
• Notable Court Rulings
• Practical Tips and Strategies
• What Lies Ahead

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Dr. Ryan Booth
Matrix Economics, LLP

Jeny M. Maier

Katherine I. Funk
Managing Partner
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Nitin Dua, PhD
Bates White

For an updated list of the faculty panel and to register, please visit:

About The Knowledge Group Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.

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