Michelle Mantine

Michelle Mantine

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Issue Updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of...

On January 13, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice issued updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property. The updated Guidelines retain the core principles of the 1995...more

2/1/2017 - Antitrust Provisions DOJ FTC IP License Mergers

Recent HSR Gun Jumping Settlement in Excess of Half a Million Dollars: Why it’s Worth the Wait

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced January 18 that Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) agreed to pay $600,000 to settle charges that it violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976...more

1/25/2017 - Antitrust Provisions DOJ Gun-Jumping Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers Premerger Notifications

Individual Investors Pay Civil Penalties for Failing to Report Acquisitions of Voting Securities to the Federal Trade Commission

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR Act”) requires companies and individuals to report large transactions above certain thresholds to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and then to observe...more

1/24/2017 - Acquisitions DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investors Reporting Requirements Threshold Requirements Voting Securities

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2017

On January 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (“HSR”). The new thresholds...more

1/23/2017 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers Premerger Notifications Threshold Requirements

Revised International Enforcement Guidelines Prescribe Increasing Collaboration Between U.S., Foreign Competition Agencies to...

Companies, including those in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, with multinational operations should expect increasing collaboration between U.S. and foreign competition agencies to investigate and prosecute...more

1/20/2017 - Antitrust Violations DOJ FTAIA FTC

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Announce Updated International Antitrust Guidelines

Twenty years later, the revised “Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation” reflect a more globalized view of commerce and antitrust concepts among U.S. enforcement agencies. Clients with...more

1/19/2017 - Antitrust Violations DOJ FTC

Federal Trade Commission Announces Increased Fines

On June 29, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced significant increases in the maximum civil penalties for violations of 16 provisions of law it enforces, including the FTC Act and Clayton Act. Effective...more

7/1/2016 - Civil Monetary Penalty Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 FTC FTC Act Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Joint Venture Premerger Notifications Section 5 The Clayton Act Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2016

On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (“HSR”). The new thresholds...more

1/26/2016 - Filing Fees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements Premerger Notifications Size of Persons Test Size of Transaction Test

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2015

On January 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (“HSR”). The new thresholds...more

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

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2014

On January 17, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (“HSR”). The new thresholds...more

1/22/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements

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