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Department of Justice Antitrust Division challenges pre-merger gun jumping
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2010

On January 21, 2010, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) announced that it had brought suit against pork processors Smithfield Foods, Inc. (“Smithfield”) and Premium Standard Farms, LLC (“PSF”) alleging that the parties' conduct during the statutory pre-merger waiting period violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”).


FTC revises HSR filing thresholds
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

The FTC has announced new reporting notification thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act” or the “Act”), which will be effective 30 days after the revised thresholds are published in the Federal Register.


EC fines Electrabel 20 million for gun-jumping
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • European Union
  • November 13 2009

The EC fined Electrabel 20 million for acquiring Compagnie Nationale du Rhône ("CNR ") without prior EC approval.



Peter Guryan
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP