Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Federal Trade Commission Brings Complaint Against Firm for Relying on HSR Act "Investment-Only" Exemption

August 31, 2015 On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has reached an agreement with Third Point LLC and three affiliated investment funds (collectively "Third Point") to settle allegations...more

9/1/2015 - Consent Decrees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investment Funds Investment-Only Exemption Yahoo!

Cartels - U.S. Chapter

The United States remains a leader in cartel enforcement, in part given its long tradition of prosecuting cartel conduct both criminally and civilly. Indeed, “the United States remains the only jurisdiction that has...more

2/6/2015 - Antitrust Division Cartels DOJ Enforcement

The Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Chapter 4: U.S. Antitrust

US COMPETITION OVERVIEW - As President Obama nears the midpoint of his second term, merger activity suffered a slight year-over-year dip but has still recovered moderately from the first years of the global economic...more

10/8/2014 - Antitrust Division Antitrust Investigations Cross-Border Transactions DOJ Enforcement Actions EU FTC

District Court Upholds HSR Rulemaking on Pharmaceutical Patent Licensing Transactions

The transfer of certain patent rights in the pharmaceutical industry will remain subject to the premerger notification rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act) after a federal judge rejected a challenge brought by the...more

6/3/2014 - Administrative Procedure Act FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Patent Applications Patents Pharmaceutical Industry PHRMA Popular Pre-Merger Filing Requirements Premerger Notifications

FTC Expands the Scope of Pharmaceutical Licensing Transactions That Will Be Subject to Premerger Review

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it has finalized amendments to the premerger notification rules (HSR Rules) that provide a framework for determining when a transaction involving the transfer of...more

11/13/2013 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Licensing Rules Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Premerger Notifications

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