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US Merger Control in the High-Technology Sector

Merger enforcement has been undergoing a shift in the United States as the Trump administration made new appointments at both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). This shift has particular significance for mergers in the high-technology sector, where developing theories related to innovation competition and big data continue to dominate the discussion. As of the date of this publication, the implications of a changing of the guard at both agencies are not entirely clear, but based on public statements so far, we anticipate several changes and potential global divergence for high-tech merger enforcement.

This chapter appears in The Merger Control Review.

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