Turbulence Ahead For Airline Deal?
Mark Popofsky Comments On Possible Antitrust Issues For United-Continental Merger in The Chicago Tribune
Ropes & Gray partner Mark Popofsky, co-head of the firm's antitrust practice, was quoted in The Chicago Tribune regarding the proposed merger of United Airlines and Continental. Describing how this deal may face more of a challenge than the 2008 Delta and Northwest airline merger, in which the companies successfully argued that low-cost carriers would ensure that airfare pricing would remain competitive, Popofsky said: "That argument succeeded with the last administration. The government is probably going to take a harder look this time around."
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