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Hart-Scott-Rodino top ten tricks, traps and trends . . . in no particular order
  • Paul Weiss
  • 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


Executive Order Calls on Agencies to Address Industry Concentration: The Implications for Common Ownership Interests
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • May 3 2016

On April 15, 2016, President Obama issued an Executive Order entitled "Steps to Increase Competition and Better Inform Consumers and Workers to


FTC Announces New Hart-Scott-Rodino and Clayton Act Section 8 Thresholds
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") has revised the jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act


District court dismisses antitrust class action complaint against private equity firms
  • Paul Weiss
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


FTC announces revised Hart-Scott-Rodino thresholds
  • Paul Weiss
  • 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”


T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS stress need for scale in FCC merger application
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

In a transfer of control application filed with the FCC last Friday, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS cited the need for scale as the main impetus for their proposed merger, as they emphasized the difficulties the companies will face in continuing to compete independently if they do not combine


Seventh Circuit dismisses Clayton Act Section 8 derivative case
  • Paul Weiss
  • 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


Nexstar Strikes $4.6 Billion Deal for Media General, as Meredith Withdraws Offer
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

This week, Nexstar Broadcast Group successfully enticed Media General (MG) away from merger partner Meredith Corp., as members of the MG board