Topic: HSR

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… Read more »

FTC Raises HSR Thresholds; Changes To Take Effect Mid-February

It’s that time of year again, when the Federal Trade Commission adjusts the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. From attorneys Paul Hewitt and Stacy Kobrick of Akin Gump: The minimum transaction size test has increased from $70.9 million to $75.9 million (an approximate 6.6 percent increase). […] The size-of-person thresholds have… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Chinese Anti-bribery Enforcement, ITC Order Veto, Export Control Laws, Food Safety Whistleblower

Did you know you can get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your digital doorstep, every day of the work week? Click here to sign up. In the meantime, enjoy today’s edition, hot off the presses: US authorities have probably prosecuted more American companies for bribery in China than have the Chinese – but… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Corporate Governance, Material Omissions, HSR Notification, Consumer Privacy

July 26, 1947: President Harry Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, and in doing so creates the CIA, the US Department of Defense, the US Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the US National Security Council. Have proxy advisory firms become the gatekeepers of corporate governance? (Dechert) A federal court just… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HSR Compliance, WTO Disputes, NLRB Appointees, FERC Fines

This Friday? Iced coffee to go with your JD Supra Corporate Brief. And no need to heat up that scone… Awesome video: assignment in a merger / change of control, by Richard Hsu (Shearman & Sterling) Those Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting requirements? Turns out the feds are serious about compliance… (Morrison & Foerster) Less than one year… Read more »

FTC Proposes New Rules on Withdrawal of Hart-Scott-Rodino Merger Notifications

On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission published a proposed rule that would formalize procedures for the withdrawal of merger notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The changes are intended to both codify existing practices, and free up agency resources that would otherwise be spent investigating transactions that are no longer being pursued. But not… Read more »

FTC Proposes New HSR Rules for Reporting Pharmaceutical Patent Transfers

Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a new set of reporting requirements for the acquisition or transfer of pharmaceutical patents. From the FTC press release: “The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the premerger notification rules that could require companies in the pharmaceutical industry to report proposed acquisitions… Read more »

Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Thresholds Revised for 2012

On January 24, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced its annual revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act merger notification thresholds. From antitrust lawyers on JD Supra, here’s a look at the new limits: FTC Announces Increased Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds (King & Spalding) “As a result of the indexing: The $66 million minimum transaction value filing threshold has increased… Read more »