Ramey Layne recently joined the SPAC Alpha Web Series to discuss the recent SEC SPAC proposals.
On March 9, 2022, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets that directs federal officials to consider the effects of “distributed ledger technology,” popularly known as “blockchain” or “crypto,” on a host of important policy areas such as data privacy, financial stability, and even climate change.
The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently signaled a possible shift in its antitrust merger review and remedies practice, moving away from a willingness to allow transactions to proceed through a divesture process.
On this podcast episode, Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway speak with V&E Antitrust partner and Litigation/Regulatory Department co-head Craig Seebald to understand how the law in this space gets applied.
On July 26, 2021, Aon PLC (“Aon”) and Willis Towers Watson PLC (“WTW”) announced the termination of a $30 billion proposed merger, citing an “impasse” with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”).
On July 20, 2021, President Biden nominated Jonathan Kanter, founder of the Kanter Law Group, to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice (“DOJ”).
On July 9, 2021, the Biden Administration issued an “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy” (“EO”) that seeks to “promote the interests of American workers, businesses, and consumers.”
On May 12, 2021, the European Commission (“the Commission”) announced that it will review Facebook’s proposed acquisition of customer relationship management (“CRM”) startup, Kustomer.
On September 3, 2020, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (the “Division”) issued an updated version of its Merger Remedies Manual (“Manual”).