Tommy Leung


bank merger, competition, firm, antitrust, Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Justice Department


Conflicting criteria put forth by Congress and the Justice Department have caused confusion among the bank regulatory agencies and within the banking idustry with respect to two important issues: (1) whether the antitrust laws should be applied to bank mergers within the vacuum of Justice Department analysis or whether there should be a greater emphasis on agency participation in reviewing proposed mergers, and (2) whether commercial banking should continue as the relevant line of commerce when antitrust standards are applied.



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