Adam Paris Interviewed by GC Agenda on Antitrust Agencies Blocking Mergers

August 30, 2016

In its July/August 2016 issue, Adam Paris was interviewed by GC Agenda, which provides “a round-up of major horizon issues for General Counsel.” Adam contributed to the Antitrust section, which discussed how aggressive antitrust agencies have become in blocking mergers. This was explained through the example of the Federal Trade Commission obtaining a preliminary injunction blocking the Staples/Office Depot merger. “The parties opted to abandon the deal. Staples was obligated to pay Office Depot a $250 million reverse break-up fee if the deal failed for antitrust reasons, representing 3.97% of the total deal value of $6.3 billion,” the article explained.