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U.S. antitrust agencies temporarily suspend practice of early terminations

· 02/04/2021 13:42
U.S. antitrust agencies temporarily suspend practice of early terminations

- The Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department's Antitrust Division, which determine if mergers are legal, will temporarily suspend the practice of granting early terminations for mergers, the agency said in a statement on Thursday.

With the changeover to President Joe Biden's administration and a big jump in the number of merger filings, the FTC additionally said the two antitrust regulators will also review "processes and procedures" used to grant early termination.

Early termination is when a merger is approved quickly, often within 30 days.


(Reporting by Diane Bartz)

((Diane.Bartz@thomsonreuters.com; 1 202 898 8313;))