T-Mobile/Sprint Ruling Elevates Tech Market Merger Analysis

12 February 2020
Dr. Jeffrey A. Eisenach

In the Law360 article “T-Mobile/Sprint Ruling Elevates Tech Market Merger Analysis,” NERA Managing Director Dr. Jeffrey A. Eisenach analyzes the decision to approve the T-Mobile and Sprint merger by US District Judge Victor Marrero of the Southern District of New York. Building on US District Judge Richard Leon’s 2018 decision to greenlight AT&T Inc.’s acquisition of Time Warner Inc., this decision demonstrates that courts are ready to consider the particular characteristics of high-tech markets when assessing competitive effects. Dr. Eisenach notes that the decision represents a significant step forward in the jurisprudence of merger analysis in high-tech industries.