2023 Regulatory Forecast: Antitrust & Competitors

The Federal Commerce Fee (FTC) and the US Division of Justice (DOJ) pursued aggressive antitrust and competitors enforcement agendas this previous yr and present no indicators of slowing down in 2023. Put together for the yr forward by reviewing our 2023 Regulatory Forecast for the antitrust and competitors house.

Click on the hyperlinks under to obtain a one-pager of takeaways for every space.

Antitrust & Competition | Merger ControlThe Biden administration prioritized aggressive antitrust merger enforcement in 2022, particularly within the healthcare, labor, client and expertise sectors. Learn the way this pattern will proceed in 2023 because the FTC and DOJ increase their toolbox to problem transactions.

Antitrust LitigationIn 2022, the DOJ and FTC took boundary-shifting antitrust enforcement positions and proved they don’t seem to be afraid to pursue novel authorized theories. The DOJ alone has extra open grand jury investigations and charged extra circumstances in 2022 than it has in a long time. The DOJ and the FTC additionally requested historic finances will increase to help their aggressive agendas. Further sources imply extra regulators can be found to research and litigate alleged anticompetitive conduct. Discover out extra concerning the aggressive enforcement by the antitrust companies and personal plaintiffs that’s anticipated to proceed in 2023.

Consumer ProtectionEnforcement by the FTC, amongst different client safety regulators, was notably vigorous in 2022 and the pattern is predicted to proceed in 2023. In mild of the elevated regulatory give attention to social media, advertising and promoting, companies ought to concentrate on the ever-evolving steering on this realm. Learn concerning the proposed rulemaking and revisions on the horizon this yr.