Paolo Morante

Paolo Morante

DLA Piper

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FTC announces annual revisions to HSR Act thresholds

In accordance with the 2000 amendments to the HSR Act, the Federal Trade Commission has announced its annual revision to the jurisdictional thresholds under the Act. The new thresholds will go into effect 30 days after...more

1/21/2015 - Filing Requirements FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Jurisdiction Threshhold Requirements

A new test for Mexico’s structural changes: antitrust reform – key points in one chart

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto has signed a bill formalizing the implementation of important amendments to the Mexican Constitution that primarily cover telecommunications, media and antitrust....more

6/17/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Media Mexico Telecommunications

Merger enforcement actions below the HSR threshold - top ten tips in non-reportable transactions

“Less is more” may be true in architecture, but in merger clearance law, “less” is still enough to trigger antitrust investigations and litigation and rescission of the whole transaction. By “less,” we mean less than the...more

5/13/2014 - Antitrust Investigations Enforcement Enforcement Actions Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers Rescission St. Luke's

Antitrust agencies amend premerger notification rules to clarify reporting of certain acquisitions of exclusive patent rights in...

The US Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, has amended the premerger notification rules to clarify when a transfer of exclusive rights to a patent or part...more

11/14/2013 - Antitrust Provisions DOJ FTC Patents Pharmaceutical Premerger Notifications

Supreme Court in Actavis: analyze reverse-payment settlements’ anticompetitive effects case by case

In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court in FTC v. Actavis held 5-3 that reverse-payment settlements of Hatch-Waxman Act litigation are neither immune from antitrust liability nor presumptively unlawful, but rather...more


Supreme Court Issues Actavis Decision On Reverse-Payment Settlements

The Supreme Court has issued its much-awaited decision in FTC v. Actavis on the antitrust analysis of reverse-payment settlements of Hatch-Waxman Act litigation....more

6/18/2013 - Actavis Inc. FTC FTC v Actavis Hatch-Waxman Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS

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