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July 2017 Archives

Careful planning, sound legal advice critical for success of business merger, acquisition

Recent posts on this blog have looked at the topic of mergers and acquisitions, specifically with regard to regulatory challenges that can arise for companies competing in the same market. As we’ve noted, businesses can benefit greatly from working with experienced legal counsel throughout the merger review process.

Fantasy sports companies call off merger after FTC’s objection over competitive concerns

We previously wrote about the proposed merger between daily fantasy sports competitors DraftKings and FanDuel. As we noted before, the companies together own about 90 percent of the market for daily fantasy sports, making their merger particularly concerning from an antitrust standpoint.

A brief look at the water permitting process, P.3

In our last post, we began looking at the various steps of the water permitting process. We’ve already briefly discussed the importance of working with experienced legal counsel in filing an application, working through the environmental review phase, and addressing public protests and related board hearings that may arise. After these steps of the process, a permit may be issued, but only under certain conditions.

A brief look at the water permitting process, P.2

In our previous post, we began looking generally at the topic of water rights in California, and specifically at the water permitting process. As we noted last time, the State Water Resources Board is responsible for reviewing and granting water permits, and there is a multi-step process the board uses to do this.

A brief look at the water permitting process, P.1

In our last post, we looked briefly at some of the opposition to Governor Jerry Brown’s new water conservation policy. As we noted, some opponents of the framework feel more emphasis needs to be placed on acquisition of new sources of water, which would entail permitting and licensing of water use.  

Opponents of new water conservation model suggest appropriation of other water sources

Water is a precious source in California, as readers are aware, and this is especially true in times of drought. Although most of the state is not currently in drought status, conservation remains an important focus for Governor Jerry Brown and state officials.

Work with experienced legal counsel in the merger review process, P.3

In previous posts, we’ve been looking at the topic of mergers and the merger review process. As we’ve noted, the aim of merger review is to determine whether there are any competitive concerns with a merger agreement. The Federal Trade Commission’s aim is to ensure a merger will not unfairly impact consumers and violate antitrust laws.

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