Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR)
Type: Blog PostWhen Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross national product. As...
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission has revised the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act.
Type: Blog PostEach year, the Premerger Notification Office answers thousands of letters, phone calls, and emails regarding the Hart-Scott-Rodino rules, giving informal advice on the potential reportability of transactions and help in completing the HSR Notification and Report Form.
FTC Finalizes Amendments to the Premerger Notification Rules Related to the Transfer of Exclusive Patent Rights in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission issued final changes to the premerger notification rules that require companies in the pharmaceutical industry to report certain proposed acquisitions of exclusive patent rights to the FTC and the Department of Justice for antitrust review.
Type: Press ReleaseCorporate investor Barry Diller has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he violated the agency’s premerger filing requirements, and will pay a $480,000 civil penalty.
FTC Finalizes Amendments to the Premerger Notification Rules Related to the Withdrawal of HSR Filings
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission today issued final changes to its premerger rules to establish procedures for the withdrawal of a Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filing in certain circumstances.
Investment Firm of MacAndrews & Forbes to Pay $720,000 Penalty to Resolve FTC Allegations Related to Premerger Filing Requirements
Type: Press ReleaseThe investment firm of MacAndrews & Forbes has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the agency’s premerger filing requirements, and will pay a $720,000 civil penalty.
Type: Public EventIn recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the implementation of Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, the Bureau of Competition's Premerger Notification Office will host a half-day public workshop on the basics of HSR premerger notification, covering such topics as how to...