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Merger Antitrust Law (2018)

Dale Collins
NYU School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

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This page contains the memorandum introducing the course, class schedule, reading materials, and class notes for the Merger Antitrust Law course taught during the 2018 fall semester at Georgetown. It also contains links to related supplemental materials on the Applied Antitrust web site.

Memorandum introducing the course

Class schedule

 
 
Required Reading
Comments and Optional Reading
Unit 1
Introduction to Merger Antitrust Law: Substance and Process
 

Class 1

Tuesday, August 28

 

 

Unit 2
Predicting Merger Enfrocement Challenges
 

Class 2

Thursday, August 30

 

 

Class 3

Tuesday, September 4

 

 
Unit 3
The DOJ/FTC Merger Review Process
 

Class 4

Thursday, September 6

 

DOJ Model Second Request (Nov. 28, 2016)

FTC Model Second Request (August 2015)

Class 5

Tuesday, Seoptember 11

   
Unit 4
Merger Antitrust Litigation

 

Class 6

Thursday, September 13

Antitrust considerations and the merger agreement

 

For a collection of antitrust-related provisions appearing in merger agreements, see Dale Collins, Sample Antitrust-Related Provisions in M&A Agreements, AntitrustUnpacked.com (Nov. 2014)

Unit 5
Settlements
   

Class 7

Tuesday, September 18

The bidding war

 

 
Unit 6
Hertz/Avis Budget/Dollar Thrifty
   

Class 8

Thursday, September 20

the 2010 Hertz/Dollar Thrifty deal

 

 

Class 9

Tuesday, September 25

Antitrust consdierations and the merger agreement

 

For a more complete collection of primary sources and commentary on the Hertz/Avis Budget/Dollar Thrifty machinations than in the reading materials, including press releases, investor presentations, SEC filings, background information, and commentary, click here.

Class 10

Thursday, September 27

FTC review and settlement

   

Class 11

Tuesday, October 3

Catchup
In-class case study

   
Unit 7
Competition Economics

Class 12

Thursday, October 9

Basic concepts

   
Unit 8
H&R Block/TaxACT

Class 13

Thursday, October 11

   

Class 14

Tuesday, October 16

   

Class 15

Thursday, October 18


 

 

Class 16

Tuesday, October 23

 

 
Unit 9
ABInbev/Grupo Modelo

Class 17

Thursday, October 25

   
Unit 10
Sysco/U.S. Foods

Class 18

Tuesday, October 30

Coordinated effects
Unilateral effects
Efficiencies

   
Unit 11
Staples/Office Depot

Class 19

Thursday, November 1

 

 
Unit 12
Anthem/Cigna

Class 20

Tuesday, November 6

   
Unit 13
Tronox/Cristal

Class 21

Thursday, Novermber 8

   
Unit 14
Short Horizontal Case Studies

Class 22

Tuesday, November 13

   
Unit 15
Nonhorizontal Mergers

Class 23

Thursday, November 15

   

Class 24

Tuesday, November 20

 

 

Class 25

Tuesday, November 27

 

 
Unit 11
Putting It All Togehter
Class 26

Thursday, November 29