Davis Polk partner and former FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz is joined by Louis Goldberg, the co-head of Davis Polk’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group, and Arthur Burke, a litigation partner at the firm with extensive antitrust experience, to discuss the emerging “populist antitrust” movement. This new approach would put a significantly increased burden on merging parties and allegedly dominant firms, and has begun to gain support from prominent figures on both the left and the right. Our panel explores how a new antitrust standard might affect M&A, including:
- increased uncertainty for buyers and sellers
- potential changes in deal terms
- a possible impact on funding and cash-out options for startups
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