Tag: Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR)

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Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and Rules, parties cannot use a transaction structure for the purpose of avoiding or delaying their premerger filing obligation.  If they do, the Commission must ignore the structure and review the substance of the transaction as a whole to...
The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will publish in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding proposed changes to the rules and interpretations implementing...
In response to increased interest in levels of M&A activity, the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) is responding in real-time by posting monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act filings.  Starting today, the PNO is posting monthly totals for the...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division released the agencies’ 42nd Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report. The report provides HSR Premerger Notification data for fiscal year 2019.
The PNO handles Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filings for thousands of transactions each year.  Filing fees are also required as part of the HSR premerger notification process.  Failure to pay the required fee on time will delay the HSR waiting period, but careful...
The Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, will resume the practice of granting early termination of the HSR Act’s waiting periods when both agencies have determined that no enforcement action will be taken during the waiting period, the agency...
On Friday, March 13, as part of the Bureau’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, and in partnership with the Antitrust Division of DOJ, we announced that the Bureau’s Premerger Notification Office would adopt a
Due to the developing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and consistent with guidance from the Office of Personnel Management, the Premerger Notification Office (PNO) will implement a temporary e-filing system. During this emergency, all filings must be submitted via this system, and all hard copy and...
When 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...
For 2020, the size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act will adjust from $90 million to $94 million. Also, the 2020 thresholds under Section 8 of the Act that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking memberships on...

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