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Comment: FTC’s new Section 5 policy allows for broader merger enforcement with 'spirit' of antitrust laws approach

By Flavia Fortes
  • 16 Nov 2022 22:30
  • 16 Nov 2022 22:30
The US Federal Trade Commission has expanded its regulatory reach with the issuance of a new policy statement on Section 5 of the FTC Act that seeks to fight violations of antitrust laws at their “incipiency” or violations of the “spirit” of the antitrust laws.
With regard to mergers, the

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers

Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

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