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Would SterisSynergy have been blocked in Canada? Prevention of Competition à la Canadienne
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 30 2015

On September 24, 2015, a U.S. District Court in Ohio denied a motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to

Wrongful reliance on HSR investment exemption: Leucadia National Corporation agrees to pay US$240,000 fine for HSR reporting violation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • September 29 2015

On September 22, 2015, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, acting at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), filed a

FTC and DOJ continue HSR enforcement, announce penalties for violation of “institutional investor” exemption
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2015

Leucadia National Corporation has agreed to pay $240,000 to settle charges that it violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976

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 provides new guidance for merger investigations
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2015

The FTC’s Bureau of Competition recently issued new “Best Practices” guidance for parties involved in merger investigations. This is the Commission’s

Media General to pay $3.1 billion for Meredith Corporation
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2015

In a key development that impacts the U.S. television broadcasting marketplace, Media General (MG) agreed Tuesday to acquire Meredith Corporation in

Antitrust termination fees: rational or emotional?
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2015

When AT&T broke up with T-Mobile before consummating their proposed merger, T-Mobile kept a $6 billion engagement Ring. That was the value of cash

FTC settles allegations of HSR Act violation by activist investment fund
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 2 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement on August 24, 2015, with Third Point Funds for failing to file a notification under the

Court finds Dole Food Company directors liable; awards $148m in damages
  • Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2015

In a much anticipated post-trial decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery found two directors of Dole Food Company, Inc. liable under the entire

FTC commissioners divided on scope of investment-only exemption to HSR rules
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consent settlement based on an application of the investment-only exemption to the