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Major changes to disclosure requirements under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

Final changes to the rules and notification form that parties to certain transactions must submit under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, became effective on 18 August 2011


Reverse payment settlements
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

On Monday, a California state court of appeal affirmed a lower court's ruling upholding a "reverse payment" (pay-for-delay) settlement between Bayer (Bayer) AG and Barr Pharmaceuticals (Barr


CEO fined for H-S-R Act violation on acquisition of stock-based compensation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 31 2012

In December 2011, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a public company chief executive officer (CEO) will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle charges that he violated Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (H-S-R Act) premerger reporting and waiting period requirements


Compliance warning for "dawn raids"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • June 8 2010

On 4 June 2010 the European Commission announced that it had opened formal proceedings against French group Suez Environnement concerning an alleged breach of a seal affixed during a Commission on-site inspection ("dawn raid") at the premises of the group's subsidiary, Lyonnaise des Eaux in April of this year


Merger control: gun jumping goes global
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • June 28 2010

Broadly defined, "gun jumping" refers to unlawful premerger coordination between the parties to an M&A transaction


European Commission adopts new Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • April 21 2010

The differences between US and EU distribution laws reveal that companies must be vigilant to ensure that their distribution strategies align with both systems of law


New merger guidelines underscore importance of internal planning documents
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 26 2010

New Horizontal Merger Guidelines recently released by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice emphasize the competitive effects of potential alignment transactions and place a premium on internal planning materials


Competition law reform in Brazil: implications for merger control
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Brazil
  • October 13 2011

Brazil’s House of Representatives passed a long-awaited competition bill (the Competition Bill) on 5 October 2011, making significant changes to Brazilian competition law


U.S. and Chinese antitrust agencies to sign cooperation agreement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • China, USA
  • July 6 2011

On June 24, 2011, Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney announced that the U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies will be signing a cooperation agreement with their Chinese counterparts


FTC issues report on authorized generics
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

On Wednesday, August 31, the Federal Trade Commission issued a report on "Authorized Generic Drugs: Short-Term Effects and Long-Term Impacts."