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US FTC’s Wilson questions idea of changing presumptions in merger cases

By Jenna Ebersole and Khushita Vasant
  • 25 Mar 2021 16:41
  • 25 Mar 2021 16:41
The federal government has overwhelmingly won merger challenges in recent years, and it isn’t clear that changing presumptions as some have proposed would alter outcomes, US Federal Trade Commission Republican Christine Wilson said today.

Wilson joined a conference* panel that included former FTC chair Bill Kovacic, former acting FTC chair Maureen Ohlhausen,

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US


Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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