CTFN Editors’ M&A Highlights of the Week

NxStage – CTFN confirmed with a source close to the deal that Fresenius has not certified substantial compliance with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s second request, as some market participants inferred after comments made by a Fresenius executive during a December 5 conference, and a follow-up media story on December 6. Scripps – Local telecom attorneys … Read Morepublic

The New Face of the Federal Trade Commission

After months of speculation about who will be the new Federal Trade Commission chief, US President Donald Trump on October 18, selected Joseph Simons, an attorney at thefeatured

Delrahim Likely Confirmed as Antitrust Division Head in September

Makan Delrahim, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, will be confirmed in September if not sooner, antitrustfeatured

Interview with Fox Plaintiff’s Attorney Douglas Wigdor

CTFN’s Rachel Rigby interviewed New York plaintiff’s attorney Douglas Wigdor who is representing numerous alleged victims of racial bias and sexual harassment while employees at Twenty-First Century Fox. Wigdor gave testimony on May 11 before the UK’s Office of Communications, which is considering the matter of Fox’ acquisition of Sky. CTFN: How did Ofcom react to … Read Morefeatured

Interview: Former Monsanto Executive Talks Merger

Corrected & Updated:  CTFN’s Rachel Rigby interviewed Bernard Auxenfans, former Monsanto Worldwide Chief Operating Officer.  Auxenfans began his career with Monsanto in France, and held marketing and general management positions in the US, Canada, and Latin America before becoming worldwide COO of the Global Agriculture Sector. Auxenfans has the distinction of being the manager who … Read Morefeatured

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Attorneys Call Lipsky “Force” for Getting Deals Done

Last week, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen announced that she had appointed Abbott “Tad” Lipsky, Jr. to be the acting director of the FTC’s Bureau offeatured

Interview with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

She fiercely defends the Federal Communications Commission’s hotly debated decision on net neutrality, approved under the leadership of previous Democratic Chair Tom Wheeler. She vows to continue to focus her attention on publicfeatured

Time Warner/AT&T: Interview with Deal Critic

The top executive of a woman-owned television network whose testimony before a Senate subcommittee was highly critical of the proposed $85.4 billion Time Warner/AT&T merger, told CTFN that some lawmakers are now discussing whether expandedfeatured

FCC Direction in Question with Trump Transition

The future composition of the five-member Federal Communications Commission in the Trump Era provides a tantalizing parlor game for Washington insiders these days. What happens if FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler declines to step down after Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office in January, orfeatured

Trump’s Antitrust Transition Emerges

Former Federal Trade Commission commissioner Joshua Wright, who served on the commission from 2013 to 2015 before assuming a full-time faculty appointment at George Mason University School of Law has been tapped by the Trump transition to advise on antitrustfeatured

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