George  Paul

George Paul

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FTC Announces Substantial Increases to Civil Penalties

On Wednesday, June 29, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced substantial increases to the maximum civil penalties for 16 distinct violations of certain laws enforced by the FTC. Notable increases were announced for...more

7/2/2016 - Acquisitions ANDA Antitrust Violations Civil Monetary Penalty Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) Mergers Pharmaceutical Industry Premerger Notifications Reporting Requirements Threshold Requirements

FTC Announces Annual Changes to HSR Thresholds (2016)

On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds....more

1/22/2016 - Acquisitions FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers Threshold Requirements

Global merger control: Charting a route to port

As investors scour the world for growth, regulators are placing cross-border deals under ever greater scrutiny, and a new regulatory world order is emerging. Understanding it is essential. Merger control: Getting your...more

11/19/2015 - Acquisitions Antitrust Provisions Cross-Border Transactions EU Gun-Jumping Merger Controls Mergers National Security Private Equity Funds Threshold Requirements

FTC Announces Annual Changes to HSR Thresholds

On January 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds. The FTC is required to revise the jurisdictional thresholds annually, based on...more

1/19/2015 - Filing Fees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Jurisdiction Threshold Requirements

Buyer Beware: Bazaarvoice and the Risks of Non-Reportable Transactions

If you thought not having to report your proposed acquisition to the US Department of Justice and the US Federal Trade Commission meant never worrying about antitrust issues, think again. The DOJ’s recent pursuit of...more

6/11/2014 - Acquisitions Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions Bazaarvoice Inc DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act PowerReviews Inc Pre-Merger Filing Requirements Reporting Requirements The Clayton Act

Omnicom/Publicis: Lessons in How to Keep Merger Clearance Traps From Derailing Your Deal

Advertising giants Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe called off their US$35 billion merger on May 8, 2014, terminating a transaction that would have created the largest advertising company in the world. Publicis...more

5/22/2014 - Advertising Clearance Mergers

DOJ & FTC Release Cybersecurity Threat Information Exchange Policy

The US DOJ Antitrust Division and the FTC yesterday released a joint policy statement on the sharing of information between private parties, including competitors, to counter cybersecurity threats. The agencies acknowledge...more

4/14/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection DOJ FTC

Ukrainian Merger Control Update: Will the Recent Upheaval Cause Problems for Global Deals?

Parties required to file premerger notification in Ukraine should coordinate closely with authorities and plan additional time for the review process in light of recent political events. I anticipate that recent political...more

3/21/2014 - Anti-Monopoly Russia Ukraine

FTC Announces Annual Changes to HSR Thresholds

On January 17, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds. The FTC is required to revise the jurisdictional thresholds annually, based on...more

1/20/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

FTC Announces Annual Changes to HSR Thresholds

On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds. The FTC is required to revise the jurisdictional thresholds annually, based on...more

1/17/2013 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Size of Persons Test Size of Transaction Test Threshold Requirements

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