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Steve Weissman, Catriona Hatton Highlight Global Competition Issues at Antitrust Enforcement Symposium

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WASHINGTON, September 22, 2016 - Baker Botts antitrust partners and group Co-Chairs Steve Weissman and Catriona Hatton presented on panels at the Georgetown Law Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, a forum where leaders in the industry address issues in competition law and policy.

Weissman participated on the panel, “Hot Topics in U.S. Enforcement and Policy” where he discussed enforcement trends at the U.S. antitrust agencies, including predictions about antitrust enforcement priorities in a newly elected administration. Global Competition Review (GCR) covered the panel and reported on Weissman’s statement about the supreme importance of market shares and concentration levels in merger challenges, and therefore why market definition “is now very much the ballgame” in merger matters.

Hatton, one of the firm’s Brussels partners, contributed to the panel “Merger Enforcement and Policy” discussing EU agencies’ evaluation of merger reviews. Hatton discussed this same topic in another panel this week at the International Bar Association where she explained that EU enforcers are increasingly focusing on how merging parties compete on innovation, citing as an example General Electric’s recent acquisition of Alstom’s’ energy business, a deal that received conditional EU clearance last year.  

Baker Botts’ antitrust lawyers have extensive experience representing clients before competition authorities and in litigation, and in a range of industries from the latest high-technology innovations to agricultural commodities. They have extensive experience in U.S., EU and international merger control and handle significant complex government investigations and private litigation on behalf of defendants.



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