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Tronox Runs Into Procedural Quagmire with Challenges to Cristal Acquisition

by Jones Day on

The FTC Challenge: The FTC pursued an administrative challenge against Tronox's proposed acquisition of Cristal without also seeking a preliminary injunction. Following an HSR investigation, the FTC normally seeks a...more

Overview of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division ("DOJ") recently issued their Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 (the "Report"). The key takeaways from the...more

Gun-jumping and Procedural Compliance

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The EU and U.S. competition authorities have been and remain active in enforcing gun-jumping cases, while in recent years other competition authorities across the world, including in China, have also become increasingly...more

2018 Antitrust Annual Report

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling publishes its sixth annual Antitrust Annual Report today. The 2018 Report discerns two key trends – a global resurgence of controls on foreign direct investment and the focus on ‘fairness’...more

Think Twice Before Exchanging Due Diligence Information With a Competitor

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Competitors exploring mergers or acquisitions may find themselves under a microscope regarding what information they exchange in the process. On March 20, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reaffirmed its longstanding...more

Antitrust M&A Snapshot: July – December 2017 Update

by McDermott Will & Emery on

United States: July – December 2017 Update - Although delays in antitrust appointments continued throughout the second half of 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) continued to actively...more

Antitrust M&A Snapshot - March 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

United States: July – December 2017 Update - Although delays in antitrust appointments continued throughout the second half of 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) continued to actively...more

M&A Corporate Buyer Beware: More Antitrust Challenges to Closed Deals

by Perkins Coie on

Despite widespread skepticism that antitrust enforcement would be a Trump administration priority, activity has not lessened. In fact, there has been a substantial increase in challenges to mergers and acquisitions that...more

FTC Announces Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2018

by Jackson Walker on

On January 29, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) published in the Federal Register adjusted jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the...more

Blog: The Cooley Outlook for 2018 M&A

by Cooley LLP on

What’s on tap for 2018 M&A? A recap of 2017 trends and the Cooley outlook on this year’s dealmaking: - Buying Innovation: Retention and Non-Competes. For both old-line companies and tech giants, innovation is the name of...more

Hart-Scott-Rodino Notification Thresholds to Increase

by K&L Gates LLP on

Beginning on February 28, 2018, transactions valued at more than $84.4 million may require filing with the antitrust agencies of a Premerger Notification and Report under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of...more

All Merger Side Letters Must Be Included in HSR Filings

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Previously, neither the Federal Trade Commission nor the Department of Justice has provided clear guidance on whether side letters must be submitted with filings associated with the Hart–Scott–Rodino Antitrust...more

Hart-Scott-Rodino and Interlocking Directorates Thresholds Rise for 2018

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On January 29, 2018, the FTC published the latest annual adjustments to the statutory thresholds under both the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (HSR) and Section 8 of the Clayton Act (15...more

FTC Announces Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for Acquisitions and Exclusive Licenses

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this year's revisions to the thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR), which will be applicable to transactions closing on or after Feb....more

HSR Notification Thresholds Increase for 2018

by Bracewell LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced the annual revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (“HSR Act”) thresholds, which will become effective on February 28, 2018. The revised thresholds will...more

FTC Announces Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds Effective Feb. 28, 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this year's revisions to the thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR), which will be applicable to transactions closing on or after Feb....more

FTC Announces Revised, Other HSR Thresholds for 2018

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

The Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act requires parties to transactions that meet certain thresholds to notify the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and observe a waiting period prior to closing, unless...more

HSR Thresholds Will Increase for 2018 Transactions

Size-of-Transaction Threshold Will Increase to $84.4 Million - On February 28, 2018, revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) will take effect. The thresholds determine whether parties involved in proposed...more

FTC Increases HSR and Clayton Act Thresholds

by Perkins Coie on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week announced that the reporting thresholds under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act), will be increased....more

Antitrust Alert: Merger Notification Thresholds Increase in 2018

by Jones Day on

The 2018 adjustments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act thresholds take effect February 28, 2018, and will remain in effect through January 2019. The thresholds, which are used to determine when a transaction triggers...more

FTC Announces Changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing Thresholds

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Jan. 26, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act). These thresholds determine whether companies are required to notify...more

When Does Your Transaction Require a Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing? FTC Announces Adjusted Thresholds for 2018

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On January 29, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published increased reporting thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act). The new thresholds represent an approximate 4...more

FTC Announces 2018 Thresholds Under HSR Act and Clayton Act

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Primary HSR filing threshold will be raised to $84.4 million - The Federal Trade Commission has announced revisions to HSR Act and Clayton Act Section 8 thresholds, which are indexed annually to account for inflation. As...more

HSR Jurisdictional Thresholds Increased in Annual Adjustment

by Mintz Levin on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 26, 2018, increased jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the HSR...more

Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016: Increases in Filings and Second Requests, Impact on Executive Stock...

by Perkins Coie on

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016 , published last year by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), summarizes FTC and DOJ actions conducted under the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

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