Summary of Antitrust Clearance & Merger Enforcement Conference in Washington, DC. - September 21, 20
Interesting conference summary article. Please refer below excerpt from the article.
Christopher Williams wrapped up our panel by discussing regulators’ shifting focus to labor issues. Previously, antitrust enforcement was simply used to preserve competition for goods and services within the economy overall. Williams stated that the agencies “are now much more aggressive” when it comes to enforcement. Transactions are subject to far more scrutiny, and the agencies are far more circumspect of private acquirers, such as private equity companies, than in the past.