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HSR Act Filing Threshold, Civil Penalty Maximum, and Interlocking Directorate Threshold Revisions

USA - January 29 2018 On January 26, 2018, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced revisions to the jurisdictional thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...

Jonathan Cheng, Michael C. Naughton.


Raising HSR Filing Thresholds and Issuing Final Guidelines for International Enforcement and IP Licensing

USA - January 27 2017 The final days of the Obama Administration saw a flurry of official announcements from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust...

Carrie Mahan.


Hedge Fund Settles HSR Act Violation, Setting Record $11 Million Fine

USA - July 15 2016 On July 12, 2016, two ValueAct funds and their common general partner (collectively, “ValueAct”) agreed to pay an $11 million penalty and adopt...

Jonathan Cheng, Alexis Brown-Reilly.


DOJ’s Suit Against Hedge Fund for HSR Act Violations May Clarify the HSR “Investment-Only” Exemption

USA - April 7 2016 On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a civil complaint against two ValueAct entities (the “ValueAct Funds”) and their...

Jonathan Cheng, Alexis Brown-Reilly.


HSR Act Filing Threshold Revisions

USA - January 25 2016 On January 21, 2016, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced revisions to the jurisdictional thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...

Jonathan Cheng, Alexis Brown-Reilly, John M. Sipple.