Next Monday and Tuesday, November 9 and 10, we will be hosting a virtual Question and Answer session to discuss the Commission’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Rulemaking initiative. On Monday from 1 to 2 pm, we will be discussing the proposed changes in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would, if adopted, require filers to disclose additional information about their associates and to aggregate acquisitions in the same issuer across those entities. On Tuesday from 1 to 2 pm, we will discuss the other changes in the NPRM that would exempt the acquisition of 10 percent or less of an issuer’s voting securities unless the acquiring person already has a competitively significant relationship with the issuer.
On the following Monday, November 16, starting at 2 pm, we will host our third and final event, turning to the Advance Notice of Public Rulemaking (ANPRM). The ANPRM initiative seeks to gather information on seven topics that will help determine the path for potential future amendments to the HSR rules and interpretations of those rules.
You can send us a question in advance (please!) or submit them during the event to HSRRuleReview@ftc.gov. We hope this opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from staff will improve the quality of the feedback the Commission receives during the comment periods for these rulemaking initiatives.
A link to view the Question and Answer session will be posted the morning of the event to ftc.gov.