S&C Critical Insights – The Antitrust Series (1/3): Model letters and timing agreements

March 14, 2019



For companies and individuals interested or involved with mergers and acquisitions, it is critical to stay up to date with the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Changes such as model letters and timing agreements can impact the merger review process and merger clearance timeline, so it is important for counsel to know the changes and prepare accordingly. Recently, there have been antitrust developments at both the DOJ and the FTC, and as part of Sullivan & Cromwell’s podcast series S&C Critical Insights, Renata Hesse and Samantha Hynes will discuss the changes and their impact in a three-part Antitrust series.

Renata Hesse, who previously led the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice, is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Group and co-heads the Antitrust law practice. She was recently recognized by The National Law Journal as an Antitrust Trailblazer, Benchmark Litigation among the Top 250 Women in Litigation and Americas Women in Business Law Awards for Best in Antitrust/Competition.

Samantha Hynes is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Group, and also focuses on Antitrust.

Read our memos: Hart-Scott-Rodino Act: HSR Act Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds and Developments at the Antitrust Division: Recent Enforcement and Policy Developments—New Tools and New Theories.

Stay tuned for episode 2/3 of our Antitrust Series, “Merger clearance” – coming soon!

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