Topic: premerger notification

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 »

EU Simplifies Merger Review Procedures. Then Again, Maybe Not…

“On balance, we expect the new rules to increase the burden imposed on companies when a close review of the transaction is required in order to assess potential competitive effects. This increased burden may outweigh the benefits of the revision package.” (Jens Hackl and Svajune Sakalyte of Morrison & Foerster) Earlier this month, the European… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Protecting Whistleblowers, Advertising Offerings, Reviewing Mergers, Sharing Audits

The new math: (coffee + JD Supra Corporate Brief) / Monday = Ahhh. Enjoy: An appeals court just ruled that Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections apply even when there are no shareholders to defraud… (Sherman & Howard) The SEC has revised its rules to allow entrepreneurs and startups to market stock offerings via advertisements and mass communications… 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 »