Informal Interpretations

Informal interpretations provide guidance from previous staff interpretations on the applicability of the HSR rules to specific fact situations. You should not rely on them as a substitute for reading the Act and the Rules themselves. These materials do not, and are not intended to, constitute legal advice.

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1311009 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Janice Johnson
Rule:
801.10

Response/Comments

Yes, you would include the cash. The parties are adjusting the purchase price to $72 million because they didn't take the cash on hand into account when they agreed on $70 million. M Verne...

1311008 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Michael Verne
Rule:
15 USC 18a(c)(1) – 7A(c)(1)

Response/Comments

We historically have not exempted acquisitions other than of portfolios of financial instruments (e.g., loans, leases, servicing rights) under 7A(c)(1). The only exception for real property is if a...

1311002 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Michael Verne
Rule:
801.1(f). 801.2

Response/Comments

Our current position is that X is still getting an exclusive license for a specific indication in the U.S. geographic market. Y is retaining the right to manufacture the product for the non-US...

1311003 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Michael Verne
Rule:
801.1(q)

Response/Comments

No - it is still exclusive. It has long been and continues to be our position that the retention of co-development and co-promotion rights does not defeat the exclusivity of the license. Your cite to...

1310008 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Michael Verne
Rule:
801.15(d), 802.50, 802.51

Response/Comments

For the sales in or into the US test: under 801.15(d) you would have to aggregate the US sales of any foreign assets being acquired from A, B and C with the US sales of FI A and FI B. For the assets...

1310003 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Michael Verne
Rule:
801.10

Response/Comments

I agree with your conclusions (refer to email) We are not sure what the thinking was on the attached interp. It's possible that it hinged on being structured as a redemption or cancellation of...

1310004 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Michael Verne
Rule:
802.9, 801.1(b)

Response/Comments

Here's our take on your issues: Solely for Purpose of Investment We are OK with #1. As long as the other conditions of the exemption are met, we don't think that solely being a member of...

1310006 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Michael Verne
Rule:
15 USC 18a(c)(1) – 7(a)(c)(1)

Response/Comments

As long as the UPE of the seller is not exiting the business of extended credit, 7A(c)(1) will cover it. Creditor claims are the type of financial instruments we have extended this exemption to. K...

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