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  • Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2019 (Merger Control)
    GCR Insight
    Andrew L. Foster, Kexin Li
    Partner Andrew Foster and associate Kexin Li compare the various Asia Pacific merger control regimes, including whether notification is mandatory or voluntary, and whether approval must be obtained prior to or following closing of the transaction.
  • FTC Holds New Hearing on Merger Retrospectives
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Maria Raptis, Tara L. Reinhart, Kenneth B. Schwartz, David P. Wales

    Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission held a hearing to debate the extent to which it should use retrospective reviews to strengthen merger enforcement. All panelists, including Chairman Joseph J. Simons, favored, at least conceptually, some use of retrospectives. But without increased funding, the FTC likely will be able to conduct only a few such reviews.

  • SEC Guidance on Auditor Independence Limited, Presenting Opportunity for Clarity
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Charles F. Smith, Andrew J. Fuchs
    The SEC recently reaffirmed that auditor independence remains one of its areas of focus. As part of its efforts to improve its guidance, the agency should consider making its specific guidance publicly available.