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Merger Antitrust Law

Dale Collins
NYU School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

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This page contains the memorandum introducing the course, class schedule, reading materials, and class notes for the Merger Antitrust Law course taught during the fall semester at Georgetown. It also contains links to related supplemental materials on the Applied Antitrust web site.

Memorandum introducing the course

Class schedule (Version 4.0)

 
 
Required Reading
Comments and Optional Reading
Unit 0
Introduction to Merger Antitrust Law
 

Class 1

Tuesday, August 29

Memorandum introducing the course

Class 1-2 reading guidance

Unit 0 reading materials

Merger Antitrust Law: Introduction to Substance and Process

U.S. Antitrust Institutions

 

Class 2

Thursday, August 31

Review Class 1-2 reading guidance

Merger Antitrust Law: Introduction to Substance and Process

 

Class 3

Tuesday, September 5

Merger Antitrust Law: Introduction to Substance and Process

 

Class 4

Thursday, September 7

Merger Antitrust Law: Introduction to Substance and Process

Walgreens/Rite-Aid short case study (no materials for this)

Walgreens/Rite-Aid class slides (available after class)

For a more complete collection of primary sources and commentary on Walgreens/Rite-Aid,click here.

Unit 1
Hertz/Avis Budget/Dollar Thrifty

For a more complete collection of primary sources and commentary on the Hertz/Avis Budget/Dollar Thrifty machinations than in the reading materials, including press releases, investor presentations, SEC filings, background information, and commentary, click here.

Class 5

Tuesday, September 12

The 2010 Hertz/Dollar Thrifty deal

Class 5 reading guidance

Unit 1 (Class 5) reading materials

There are no class notes for this class

 

Class 6

Thursday, September 14

Antitrust considerations and the merger agreement

Class 6 reading guidance

Unit 1 (Class 6) reading materials

Allocating Antitrust Risk in Merger Agreements

For a collection of antitrust-related provisions appearing in merger agreements, see Dale Collins, Sample Antitrust-Related Provisions in M&A Agreements, AntitrustUnpacked.com (Nov. 2014)

Class 7

Tuesday, September 19

The bidding war

Class 7 reading guidance

Unit 1 (Class 7) reading materials

 

Class 8

Thursday, September 21

HSR Act: Reportability and investigations

The HSR Act: Reportability and Investigations

DOJ Model Second Request (Nov. 28, 2016)

FTC Model Second Request (August 2015)

Class 9

Tuesday, September 26

FTC review and settlement

Class 9 reading guidance

Unit 1 (Class 9) reading materials

Review Merger Antitrust Law: Introduction to Substance and Process (slides on remedies)

Hertz/Avis Budget/Dollar Thrifty class slides (complete set--Updated September 21, 2017)

 

Unit 2
Competition Economics

Class 10

Thursday, September 28

Basic concepts

Class 10 reading guidance

Basic Competition Economics
(updated Setember 24)

 

Class 11

Tuesday, October 3

Basic concepts

Class 11 reading guidance

Class notes: Basic Competition Economics

 
Unit 3
The Evolution of Merger Antitrust Law: Statutes, Seminal Cases, Merger Guidelines