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Doing Business in Canada: Foreign Investment & Mergers

INVESTMENT CANADA ACT - Non-Canadians who acquire control of an existing Canadian business or who wish to establish a new unrelated Canadian business are subject to the federal Investment Canada Act (ICA). In either...more

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

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 5

In this issue: - FTC Announces New Filing Thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Pre-Merger Notifications - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues Three C&DIs Relating to “Unbundling Rule” - NFA Members...more

FTC Adjusts HSR and Clayton Act Reporting Thresholds

Last week, the FTC adjusted the reporting thresholds for 2014 as required by the H-S-R Act. The interlocking directorate thresholds under Section 8 of the Clayton Act have also been adjusted. The adjustments will become...more

Is There a Maverick in the House? The FTC’s Resolution of the Fidelity National Financial – Lender Processing Services Deal ...

Under the antitrust merger guidelines, a maverick is a firm “that plays a disruptive role in the market to the benefit of customers.” In Washington political circles, a maverick often refers to a politician that does not hew...more

Takeovers Panel Decisions: Briefing Notes Publication

These publications will cover the key decisions from the Takeovers Panel and break them down to highlight the key implications and learning points relevant to you. The Briefing Notes will all feature practical takeaway...more

CIS Legal Update - September 2013: Notifications No Longer Required for Certain Economic Concentration Transactions in Russia

Despite having been amended twenty times to date, Federal Law No. 135-FZ: "On Protection of Competition" dated July 26, 2006 (the "Competition Law"), passed in July 2006 with the aim of effectively regulating monopolistic...more

Canadian Government Rejects Accelero–Allstream Deal on National Security Grounds

On October 7, 2013, Minister of Industry James Moore announced that the “Government of Canada has concluded its review of Accelero Capital Holdings’ proposed acquisition of the Allstream division of Manitoba Telecom Services...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR  [Video]

Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The strength of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust suit to block the merger between AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc. is the first topic on the video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and...more

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest - August 14, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more

Competition Commission stops short of requiring Mandatory Rotation of Auditors

As part of its ongoing investigation into the UK audit services market, the Competition Commission ("CC") has provisionally decided on a package of remedies that will require FTSE 350 companies to put auditing contracts out...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

A Game Changer For Competitive M&A Transactions? Federal Court Passes Judgment On Bidding Tactics (Australia)

WHAT HAPPENED? A mining consumables company was sold to a private equity firm. Seven hours later, the company was onsold at a $22 million premium to a competing Australian mining consumables company well known to the...more

Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"  [Video]

15 Feb. (Bloomberg Law) -- Frank Aquila, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for mergers and acquisitions activity in 2013. Aquila notes that while 2012 was something of...more

FTC Proposes Rules for Withdrawal of HSR Merger Filings

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed formalizing its process for handling withdrawals of merger notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act in order to better allocate its resources. The proposed changes to...more

New Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Filing Thresholds Take Effect on February 11, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced the 2013 filing thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR”). The thresholds determine whether parties involved in mergers, acquisitions, transfers of voting...more

Focus On Competition, Antitrust And Foreign Investment - January 2013: "Investment Canada And Competition Law – 2012 In Review and...

In This Issue: - Investment Canada ..State-Owned Enterprises Under Scrutiny - Competition Act ..Mergers ..Cartels And Bid-Rigging ..Price Maintenance ..Abuse Of Dominance ..Competition Bureau...more

FTC Announces New HSR Reporting Thresholds for 2013

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR”) requires parties to transactions meeting certain size thresholds to make notification filings with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of...more

FTC Announces New Filing Thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Pre-Merger Notifications

The Federal Trade Commission has announced the new notification thresholds for pre-merger notification reports that must be filed under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). The notification...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Global M&A

M&A activity in 2012 continued to be constrained by uncertain macroeconomic conditions, which have dampened dealmakers’ confidence. Although there were several bright spots in transactional activity, momentum was difficult to...more

Antitrust Alert: New HSR Thresholds for 2013

The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect on February 11, 2013. All transactions closing on or after that date will be governed by the new...more

"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

HSR Thresholds Increase for 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act) thresholds, which will become effective on February 11, 2013. The revised thresholds will apply to any...more

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

Increase in the Mandatory Review Thresholds under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act

Competition Act - Increase in Transaction-Size Threshold - The Competition Bureau announced that the pre-merger notification threshold relating to transaction-size will increase to $80 million from the 2012 threshold of...more

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