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Considerations for a Biden Administration – Antitrust & Competition

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We are ready to help our clients navigate the potential legal and regulatory changes that could arise under a Biden Administration, as affected by the final outcome of the U.S. Senate races – including an increased focus on Antitrust & Competition.

Some considerations under a Biden Administration include:

  • Shifting focus in merger control enforcement, towards more aggressive, non-traditional theories. At the very least, there will be uncertainty in clearance timing and substantive review of transactions.
  • Continuing focus on high tech business, social media and life sciences/pharma sectors, and a greater likelihood in bringing Section 2 monopolization cases.
  • Anticipating that a Republican Senate may slow nomination approval of the expected changes in DOJ Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission leadership.
  • Legislative proposals to change the antitrust laws will also likely move forward with a new Congress.

Baker Botts is working with clients to prepare for, and help inform, these initiatives. Learn more on how a Biden Administration will likely affect Antitrust & Competition, as well as Energy, Environmental, Safety and Incident Response, FERC, Intellectual Property, Tax, SEC Enforcement and Securities Litigation, Trade and White Collar & Corporate Investigations: https://www.bakerbotts.com/thought-leadership/publications/2020/november/considerations-for-a-biden-administration 

 

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