Civil Penalties for HSR Violations Raised by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission announced that the maximum civil penalty for violations of the premerger notification requirements of the HSR Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has increased from $16,000 to $40,000 per day. A premerger notification gives the FTC and the Department of Justice, which share jurisdiction over HSR, the ability to review a transaction for …

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FTC Increases “Interlocking Directorate” Thresholds

By: Carl Barnes Thresholds for interlocking directorates increased as of January 14, 2013, upon publication of the new thresholds by Federal Trade Commission in the Federal Register. Section 8 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. §19, generally prohibits one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are …

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Hart-Scott-Rodino Jurisdictional Thresholds Increase

By: Carl Barnes Key jurisdictional thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, 15 U.S.C. §18A, will increase as of February 11, 2013, 30 days after the Federal Trade Commission's publication of the new thresholds in the Federal Register. Meeting one or more of the jurisdictional thresholds means that certain acquisitions of assets and/or …

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FTC Increases “Interlocking Directorate” Thresholds

By: Carl Barnes Thresholds for interlocking directorates increased as of January 27 2012, upon publication of the new thresholds by Federal Trade Commission in the Federal Register. Section 8 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. §19, generally prohibits one person from director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Effective January …

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Hart-Scott-Rodino Jurisdictional Thresholds Increase

By: Carl Barnes Key jurisdictional thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, 15 U.SC. §18A, will increase as of February 27, 2012, 30 days after the Federal Trade Commission's publication of the new thresholds in the Federal Register. Meeting one or more of the jurisdictional thresholds means that certain acquisitions of assets and/or …

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FTC Increases “Interlocking Directorate” Thresholds

By Carl Barnes Thresholds for interlocking directorates will increase as of February 25, 2011, 30 days after the Federal Trade Commission's publication of the new thresholds in the Federal Register. Section 8 of the Clayton Antitrust Act generally prohibits one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds …

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