2005001 Informal Interpretation

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Rule:
803.11, 803.12
Staff:
Sam Sheinberg
Response/Comments:

The PNO created HSRHelp@ftc.gov to assist filing parties with their substantive questions regarding the HSR rules and to help them determine whether or not a filing is required. This is also the email address to use for questions about completing the HSR form.

Parties should use the premerger@ftc.gov email address for general inquiries about a submitted filing and to submit EWT confirmations. This is also the email address to use if a filing party would like to change the status of an early termination request or send a withdraw and refile letter – all such communications should copy the PNO reviewing attorney and the Department of Justice at premerger@usdoj.gov. During the COVID-19 emergency, use the premerger@ftc.gov email to request an Accellion link in order to file your HSR form electronically and to ask questions about the Accellion filing process.

By the way, if a party wants to complain about a transaction, that party should contact Robert Jones at rjones@ftc.gov, copying Kate Walsh at kwalsh@ftc.gov.

 

Question

What is the difference between the PNO's two email addresses: HSRHelp@ftc.gov and Premerger@ftc.gov?

The PNO created HSRHelp@ftc.gov to assist filing parties with their substantive questions regarding the HSR rules and to help them determine whether or not a filing is required. This is also the email address to use for questions about completing the HSR form.

Parties should use the premerger@ftc.gov email address for general inquiries about a submitted filing and to submit EWT confirmations. This is also the email address to use if a filing party would like to change the status of an early termination request or send a withdraw and refile letter – all such communications should copy the PNO reviewing attorney and the Department of Justice at premerger@usdoj.gov. During the COVID-19 emergency, use the premerger@ftc.gov email to request an Accellion link in order to file your HSR form electronically and to ask questions about the Accellion filing process.

By the way, if a party wants to complain about a transaction, that party should contact Robert Jones at rjones@ftc.gov, copying Kate Walsh at kwalsh@ftc.gov

 

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