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€110 million fine for Facebook by the European Commission for providing misleading information during WhatsApp merger review

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission (“Commission”) announced on May 18, 2017, that it was fining Facebook €110 million for providing misleading or incorrect information during the review of the social network’s acquisition of WhatsApp in...more

FTC Raises Maximum Civil Penalty to $40,000; HSR Act and Other Continuing Violations May Incur Civil Penalties of Over $14 million...

by Dechert LLP on

Key Points: The FTC is raising the maximum civil penalty that may be imposed for certain violations from $16,000 to $40,000. For HSR Act violations, where penalties may be imposed for each day the person is in...more

Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Reporting Thresholds Increase

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On January 26, the Federal Trade Commission published the annual adjustment of the thresholds that trigger premerger reporting obligations (and the mandatory waiting period) under the Hart-Scott Rodino (HSR) Act. The new...more

[Webinar] Provider Networks: Avoiding Antitrust Trouble - Oct. 15th, 10:00am PDT

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Affordable Care Act encourages providers to collaborate to improve health care. But the antitrust enforcement agencies have warned providers that “too much” collaboration can run afoul of the antitrust laws. How do...more

[Webinar] International Trade and Antitrust — Clarity Put on Hold as FTAIA Conflict/Confusion Continues - July 30, 12:00pm CT

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

More than 30 years since the enactment of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA), it continues to be characterized by confusion about the application of U.S. antitrust laws to international trade, which is the...more

July Antitrust Bulletin

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On June 29, 2015, Sysco Corp. announced that it was pulling the plug on its $3.5 billion proposed merger with US Foods Inc. The news comes less than a week after a Washington, D.C., federal judge concluded that the Federal...more

[Webinar] Antitrust and Competition - June 30, 1:00 CDT

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Join us as Robins Kaplan attorneys Meegan Hollywood and William Reiss provide an introduction to the fundamentals of federal antitrust and competition law. The program will focus on the basic statutory framework of antitrust...more

In re Family Dollar Stores, Inc.: No Revlon Duty to Seek Better Terms From Competing Bidder

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Last month, in In re: Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, a Delaware Chancery judge rejected the efforts of certain shareholders of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., to prevent Family Tree’s shareholders from voting...more

Amicus Decries “Tortification” Of Contract Law

by Allen Matkins on

In For Executives, This May Have Been The Most Frightening Holding Of 2013, I wrote about the Court of Appeal’s decision in Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp. v. Actelion Ltd., 222 Cal. App. 4th 945 (2013). Readers may recall that...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

Recent Cases Serve as a Reminder of the Potential Impact of HSR Reporting Requirements and Other Key Disclosure Rules on...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Two recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) confirm that there is continuing attention in the United States on compliance by investors with the reporting...more

Recent DOJ Obstruction of Justice Case Highlights Importance of HSR Item 4 Compliance

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Failing to comply with premerger document disclosure rules can lead to civil and criminal penalties for companies and their executives. On May 3, 2012, Kyoungwon Pyo, a senior executive at Hyosung Corporation, agreed to...more

Recent M&A Trends & Developments—December 2009

by Fenwick & West LLP on

M&A Trends & Developments Overview: *Trends: Down Market Issues *Tougher Antitrust Environment *Increased M&A Litigation *Fiduciary Duty Issues *Business Judgment Rule Affirmed, MAC Out Clause Developments, “Just Say...more

M&A: Getting the Deal Through 2009

by Olena Kibenko on

The general overview of the legal forms of M&A in Ukraine (legal sources, prosedure, merger clearence, tax matters, filling and fees, employees benefits, directors and shareholders duties, disclosure of information)...more

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