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Premerger Notifications

FTC Warns That Money Doesn't Have to Change Hands to Trigger HSR Filing

by Bracewell LLP on

In a recent blog posting, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an important reminder that companies and individuals may have reportable transactions under the Hart-Scott Rodino (HSR) Act even if no payment exchanges...more

Not Just Mergers – FTC Highlights Commonly Missed HSR Reportable Transactions

by Mintz Levin on

The Premerger Notification Office (the “PNO”) of the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) recently issued a reminder about often overlooked “transactions” that may require notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...more

FTC Issues Updated Guidance for Avoiding Antitrust Liability for “Gun Jumping” During M&A Negotiation and Due Diligence

by White and Williams LLP on

On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued updated guidance regarding compliance with antitrust laws for companies considering acquisitions, mergers, or joint ventures. While the FTC recognizes that...more

FTC Cautions On M&A Antitrust Risks in Pre-merger Information Exchanges

by Perkins Coie on

The Federal Trade Commission, through its blog, last week cautioned against the pre-closing exchange of competitively sensitive information—especially current (and future) prices, strategic plans and costs. While...more

The Italian Competition Authority Updates the Merger Notification Thresholds

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

By a decision adopted on 7 March 2018 and published in its Bulletin of 12 March 2018, the Italian Competition Authority has updated the thresholds for merger notification, adjusting them to the inflation rate. The new...more

EU Competition Newsletter - March 2018

Early attention to the antitrust considerations of a given transaction can go a long way towards promoting the chances of timely or even early clearance of a transaction. As an initial matter, parties should focus their...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

The Increased HSR Thresholds for 2018 Became Effective on Feb. 28, 2018

On Jan. 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced the 2018 adjusted thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). The HSR Act notification requirements apply to transactions...more

Increased 2018 Competition Act and Investment Canada Act thresholds

by Dentons on

Two key financial thresholds relevant to the review of proposed transactions under Canada’s Competition Act (CA) and Investment Canada Act (ICA) have now been increased for 2018....more

Effective Now: New Higher Thresholds Under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976

Certain threshold limits under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act) will be increased. The changes are effective as of February 28, 2018. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is...more

New Reporting Thresholds Under Hart-Scott-Rodino

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Take note: Adjustments to the reporting thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“Act”) will become effective on February 28, 2018. At that time, the minimum size-of-transaction threshold...more

HSR Thresholds Increased for 2018

by Locke Lord LLP on

The FTC has increased the HSR filing thresholds for transactions that will close on or after February 28, 2018. The new 2018 thresholds are slightly higher than the 2017 thresholds, and are as follows: - Size-of-parties...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

2018 EU Trade, Regulatory and Competition Trends

Our “trends for 2018” are only a selection of interesting developments to watch for in 2018. Within the political and legislative cycle of the European Union, 2018 promises to be an eventful year, given that it is the last...more

FTC Announces 2018 Hart-Scott-Rodino Threshold Adjustments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the annual revisions to the monetary thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of...more

New HSR Filing Thresholds Take Effect February 28, 2018

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an increase in the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...more

FTC Announces Increased HSR and Interlocking Directorate Thresholds

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

1. HSR Act Thresholds - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced the revised transaction thresholds that trigger the requirement to file a premerger notification and report form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

FTC: New HSR Thresholds for 2018

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act will take effect at the beginning of March. All transactions closing on or after the effective...more

Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates: FTC Increases Thresholds

On January 26, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced their annual update to the size-of-transaction thresholds for both premerger notifications and interlocking directorates. The FTC revises these thresholds annually...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 2018 Thresholds for Merger Control Filings Under HSR Act and Interlocking Directorates Under the Clayton Act

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced its annual revisions to the dollar-jurisdictional thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act”); the revised thresholds will...more

HART-SCOTT-RODINO Update: Federal Trade Commission Announces Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds

As it does at around this time annually, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act, as required by the 2000 Amendment of Section 7A of the...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

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