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Hart-Scott-Rodino top ten tricks, traps and trends . . . in no particular order
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2015

The HSR Act's thresholds, rules and exemptions are complex. Compliance and failures to file by hedge and private equity funds are currently subject to


FTC announces revised Hart-Scott-Rodino thresholds
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2007

The Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) has revised the jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”) and the Premerger Notification Rules (the “Rules”


Recent enforcement actions highlight importance of Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance when acquiring voting securities
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2015

Three recent enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), in cooperation with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department


Federal Court Blocks Staples-Office Depot Merger, Finding Sale of Office Supplies to Large Business Customers to Be a Distinct Relevant Market
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

On May 10, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Federal Trade Commission successfully established a


Seventh Circuit dismisses Clayton Act Section 8 derivative case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2012

In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit sharply limited the ability of shareholders to bring derivative suits for possible violations of section 8 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 19 (2006), which prohibits interlocking directors and officers between competitors


House Democrats warn of competitive impacts of Verizon-Spectrumco deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2012

Writing to the FCC and the Justice Department on Monday, 32 House Democrats warned of the potential competitive harms of Verizon’s $3.6 billion acquisition of wireless spectrum assets held by the SpectrumCo venture as they advised the agencies to “protect the public interest in cross-platform competition driving lower prices and higher quality services, and to ensure that all Americans have access to the most advanced technologies”


District court dismisses antitrust class action complaint against private equity firms
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2008

In the wake of the Department of Justice’s inquiry into alleged anticompetitive behavior among certain private equity firms, a handful of class actions have been filed alleging collusion among private equity firms


Court declines to dismiss antitrust claim alleging private equity firms allocated market for leveraged buyouts
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2008

In a significant decision for private equity firms, hedge funds, and other participants in corporate acquisitions, a U.S. District Court on December 15 denied a motion to dismiss a class action complaint alleging a conspiracy among certain private equity firms to allocate the LBO market on a wide scale


Wireless patent deals cleared by Justice Department, EU
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 17 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department and the European Union cleared key wireless patent deals that involve Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Research-In-Motion, while warning the parties that the government will not hesitate to act against abusive technology patent lawsuits that aim to thwart competition


M&A at a Glance - 2015 Year-End Roundup
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

Continuing the upward trend started in 2013, 2015 was a record-breaking year for M&A activity. Almost every measure tracked in our Year-End Roundup