Rita Sinkfield Belin

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
Lawyer (Counsel)

Rita Sinkfield Belin is a counsel in the New York office of Skadden, Arps. She advises clients on a variety of issues arising from and related to the application of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and the review process required to obtain federal antitrust approval before consummating proposed mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations. She works closely with clients to develop and execute an efficient, compliant and complete filing strategy that ultimately receives federal clearance. Representing a broad array of industries throughout the world, her clients have included Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.; Aioi Insurance Company Limited; American Express Company; Apple, Inc.; Ball Corporation; BlackRock, Inc.; Bear Stearns; Broadcom Corporation; CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.; CF Industries, Inc.; Citigroup Inc.; Doughty Hanson; EMC Corporation; Express Scripts, Inc.; Fresenius SE; J. C. Penney Company, Inc.; Knight Capital Group, Inc.; McKesson Corporation; M&F Worldwide Corp.; Novell, Inc.; Oaktree/Pierre Foods, Inc.; OAO Severstal; O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.; SanDisk Corporation; Sekisui Chemical Company; Stryker Corporation; TOMY Corporation; UST Inc.; The Veritas Capital Fund IV; Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company; and Yahoo! Inc. In addition, Ms. Belin assists with updating the leading treatise on the HSR rules and applications, Acquisitions Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. She also serves as a member of the editorial board for the Antitrust Source, which is the online antitrust publication for the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association. Ms. Belin is a member of several bar associations, including the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. She also co-writes the firm’s client materials regarding regulatory developments in the HSR legal community.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)

Articles

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Brian C. Mohr, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Rita Sinkfield Belin The US FTC announces a consent settlement based on an application of the investment-only exemption to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s premerger notification requirements (Third Point)

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On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consent settlement based on an application of the investment-only exemption to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s premerger notification requirements. The settlement relates to the 2011 acquisitions of shares of Yahoo!, Inc. by Third (...)

Brian C. Mohr, Joseph P. Nisa, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Neal R. Stoll, Rita Sinkfield Belin, Steven Albertson The US FTC issues proposed rulemaking relating to withdrawal of Hart-Scott-Rodino filings

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if adopted, will codify the FTC’s longstanding informal procedures for voluntarily withdrawing and refiling an HSR Act Premerger Notification and Report Form (HSR filing) and, more significantly, will (...)

Brian C. Mohr, Joseph P. Nisa, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Neal R. Stoll, Rita Sinkfield Belin The US FTC issues a statement to clarify the use of escrows in reportable acquisitions

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On April 29, 2011, the Premerger Notification Office (PNO) of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a statement “to provide greater clarity about the use of escrows in connection with transactions” that require notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as (...)

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