Matthew Hendrickson

Matthew Hendrickson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"FTC and DOJ Announce HSR-Related Changes"

On November 28, 2016, the Premerger Notification Office of the Federal Trade Commission (PNO) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) both announced potentially important changes in the way the agencies...more

12/1/2016 - Acquisitions Antitrust Provisions Competition Corporate Counsel DOJ FTC Global Market Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers Premerger Notifications

"Staples-Office Depot Mergers, 1997 v. 2016: Changed Industry, Same Result"

On May 17, 2016, one week after announcing his decision, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia released a public version of his opinion siding with the Federal Trade Commission in its...more

5/23/2016 - B2B Transactions Burden of Proof Competition Evidence Expert Testimony FTC Mergers Office Depot Staples

"Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction, Staples-Office Depot Call Off $6.3 Billion Deal"

On May 10, 2016, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia released his highly anticipated decision in the matter of Staples’ acquisition of Office Depot, granting the Federal Trade...more

5/14/2016 - Acquisitions B2B Transactions Competition FTC Mergers Office Depot Preliminary Injunctions Staples

"Interpretation of Antitrust Exemption at Heart of DOJ Action Against ValueAct"

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) filed a complaint against activist investor ValueAct Capital in California federal court, requesting a $19 million fine for violations of the...more

4/11/2016 - Antitrust Violations Civil Monetary Penalty Corporate Counsel DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investment-Only Exemption Investors Notice Requirements Popular SEC

"Revised HSR Thresholds Announced"

On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised thresholds for determining whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

1/22/2016 - DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers The Clayton Act Threshold Requirements

"DOJ Scores as Electrolux and General Electric Abandon Deal; FTC Challenges (Again) Staple’s Proposed Acquisition of Office Depot"

December 7, 2015, was an eventful day for U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies. The Department of Justice achieved a high-profile win when General Electric Co. decided to abandon the proposed sale of its appliance unit to...more

12/9/2015 - Acquisitions Competition DOJ FTC General Electric Office Depot Staples The Clayton Act

"Federal Trade Commission Loses Challenge to Steris-Synergy Deal"

On September 24, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio denied the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) bid to enjoin Steris Corporation (Steris) from acquiring its alleged potential competitor, Synergy...more

9/28/2015 - Acquisitions Competition FTC Horizontal Mergers Mergers The Clayton Act TRO

"FTC Commissioners Divided on Scope of Investment-Only Exemption to HSR Rules"

On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consent settlement based on an application of the investment-only exemption to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s premerger notification requirements. The settlement...more

8/29/2015 - Acquisitions Antitrust Violations Enforcement Actions Filing Requirements FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investment-Only Exemption Yahoo!

"Antitrust and Competition: Surveying Global M&A Enforcement Trends"

US: Continuation of Aggressive Review and Enforcement - In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) further embraced their aggressive approach to merger...more

1/28/2015 - Antitrust Provisions AT&T Berkshire Hathaway Competition DirectTV Divestiture DOJ EU EUMR FTC Gun-Jumping Hart-Scott-Rodino Act SierraPine Strategic Enforcement Plan Threshold Requirements

"Revised HSR Thresholds Announced"

On January 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised thresholds for determining whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

1/16/2015 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Premerger Notifications Threshold Requirements

"FTC Wins Action to Block Hospital-Physician Group Merger"

On the heels of a string of successfully litigated hospital merger challenges, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently expanded its winning streak in the health care industry to include hospital acquisitions of physician...more

2/3/2014 - FTC Hospitals Mergers The Clayton Act

"Revised HSR Thresholds to Become Effective February 24, 2014"

On January 23, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published in the Federal Register its previously announced revised thresholds for determining whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities...more

1/24/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements

"Revised HSR Thresholds Announced"

On January 17, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised thresholds for determining whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

1/18/2014 - Acquisitions Board of Directors FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Jurisdiction Mergers Size of Persons Test The Clayton Act Threshold Requirements

"FTC Issues Final Amendments Regarding Withdrawal of HSR Filings"

On June 28, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted a proposed rulemaking to codify its longstanding informal procedures for voluntarily withdrawing and refiling an HSR filing and, more significantly, to mandate that...more

7/2/2013 - Compliance FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Legal Filings New Regulations Proposed Amendments SEC

"FTC Issues Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Withdrawal of HSR Filings"

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if adopted, will codify the FTC’s longstanding informal procedures for voluntarily withdrawing and refiling an HSR Act Premerger...more

2/4/2013 - Annual Filings FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Premerger Notifications Refiling SEC Threshold Requirements Voluntary Withdrawal

"Revised HSR Thresholds to Become Effective February 11, 2013"

On January 11, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published in the Federal Register its previously announced revised thresholds for determining whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities...more

1/17/2013 - DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act The Clayton Act Threshold Requirements

"Revised HSR Thresholds Announced"

On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised thresholds for determining whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

1/11/2013 - Board of Directors Corporate Officers Directors DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Threshold Requirements

"FTC Ends Google Investigation With a ‘Slap on the Wrist’"

On January 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended its highly publicized and wide-ranging investigation into Google Inc.’s business practices with an enforcement action that has been described by some as a “slap on...more

1/4/2013 - Enforcement Actions FRAND FTC Google Investigations Licenses Patents Settlement Technology

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