The Justice Department has begun imposing new antitrust policies on bank mergers that could unexpectedly complicate future deals, a prominent merger and acquisition attorney says.

David S. Neill, a partner with the New York law firm of Wachtel, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, said the policies appear to go beyond guidelines issued by the Justice Department and the bank regulatory agencies in March 1995.

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