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Mexico Publishes List of Minimum Reference Price for Textile and Apparel Imports

Posted in Corporate & Transactions, International Trade
On January 6th, the Mexican Government published a new list of apparel and textile goods with “estimated prices.” These prices are the minimum reference price that goods ranging from raw materials to finished products may be imported into Mexico and is categorized by Harmonized Tariff Schedule classification number. Shipments entered below these prices will be… Continue Reading

General Growth Properties Completes Spin-off of 30 Malls to Rouse Properties

Posted in Corporate & Transactions, Real Estate
General Growth Properties has completed the spin-off of 30 shopping malls into a publicly traded real estate investment trust called Rouse Properties, the Chicago-based company announced. The properties in question are scattered across 19 states and are located in either small U.S. cities or in what are viewed as second-tier centers in larger cities, according… Continue Reading

Simon Reaches Agreement with FTC over Prime Outlets Acquisition; Comments Due December 10

Posted in Corporate & Transactions, Real Estate
As previously reported, Simon Property Group, Inc. recently acquired Prime Outlets Acquisition Company, LLC. This gained the attention of the FTC, which determined that the merger would result in reduction or elimination of competition among outlet centers in southwest Ohio; Chicago, and Orlando. Now, as part of a settlement with the FTC, Simon will divest… Continue Reading

Splintered Decision Fails to Settle Questions About FTC’s Burden in Blocking Mergers

Posted in Corporate & Transactions
Case: Federal Trade Commission v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., No. 07-5276 (D.C. Cir. 11/21/08) The One Sentence Summary: The Federal Trade Commission sought a preliminary injunction to block the merger of premium supermarket chains Whole Foods and Wild Oats; after the trial court denied the injunction and the merger took place, a sharply divided three-judge… Continue Reading