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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


Notification threshold under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act increased to $68.2 million
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) and 2012 thresholds for determining whether parties trigger the prohibition against interlocking directors under Section 8 of the Clayton Act


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


For the first time, FTC lowers notification thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 21 2010

New, lower reporting thresholds apply to transactions completed and pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 22, 2010


FTC and DOJ issue final revised horizontal merger guidelines
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

The final revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines, which resemble the draft guidelines issued in April 2010, remain focused on actual competitive effects over technical market definition in determining the FTC's and DOJ's merger enforcement posture


FTC proposes changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino notification rules and form
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 18 2010

While changes proposed by the FTC to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act may decrease the burden of reporting by eliminating the need to gather certain data, they will significantly increase the burdens in other areas, and an overall net increase in the effort required to prepare HSR filings is expected


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


FTC announces major changes to disclosure requirements for Hart-Scott-Rodino notification rules and form
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 7 2011

Companies should begin regularly collecting required data - in particular revenues by North American Industry Classification System code and information about “associates” - in advance of need to file Hart-Scott-Rodino notification


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


Notification threshold under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act increased to $66 million
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 25 2011

Increased reporting thresholds apply to pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 24, 2011