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FTC Raises Hart­-Scott­-Rodino Thresholds - January 2017

Transactions closing toward the end of February will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds. On January 19, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the...more

HSR Act Violations Continue Trend of Heightened Enforcement, Increased Fines in 2016

The past year was a challenging one for investors purchasing voting securities in public corporations with respect to compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act....more

FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals

The DOJ will now treat wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements criminally. On October 20, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance (the Guidance) signaling that they will bring...more

FTC Raises Hart­-Scott­-Rodino Thresholds

Transactions that close toward the end of February will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds. On January 15, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the...more

HSR Act Rules Expand For Pharmaceutical Licensing Agreements

Rules from the Federal Trade Commission include new requirements for reporting pharmaceutical patent transfers. On November 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released finalized amendments to the premerger...more

FTC Penalizes Individual Investor for Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Violation

Fine serves as a reminder of the numerous HSR Act traps for the unwary investor. On July 2, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that corporate investor Barry Diller will pay $480,000 in civil penalties to...more

FTC Raises Hart­-Scott­-Rodino Thresholds

Transactions closing as of February 11 will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds. On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

Antitrust Enforcement in President Obama’s Second Term

New leadership at the antitrust agencies is unlikely to change policies or priorities. Regardless of which political party wins a presidential election, the election cycle coincides with turnover in the leadership of...more

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