Dechert (New York)

Beverly J. Ang

Dechert (New York)

Beverly J. Ang is a counsel with Dechert. She focuses her practice on antitrust and competition matters; specifically, advising clients on the applicability of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and obtaining required premerger clearances. Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Ang served as an associate in the M&A and securities group at another international law firm, where she also worked on issues pertaining to HSR Act compliance and merger control. Specialist in merger control and governmental clearances for complex U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings, specifically focusing on analysis and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and other competition and foreign investment laws worldwide.

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James A. Fishkin, Beverly J. Ang, Dennis S. Schmelzer, Jonathan E. Greengarden The US FTC and DoJ announce that they have entered into settlements with the founder of a logistics company and a restaurant chain owner for alleged gun jumping violations (Clarence L. Werner) (Biglari)


Key takeaways Small incremental acquisitions may require HSR filings and the HSR waiting period to be observed. Subsequent acquisitions of a small amount of the same issuer’s voting securities after the HSR requirements have been satisfied may still require additional HSR filings. Even the (...)

James A. Fishkin, Beverly J. Ang, Dennis S. Schmelzer The US FTC and US DoJ temporarily suspend early terminations of the Hart–Scott–Rodino Act waiting period in merger reviews


Key Takeaways Companies should anticipate waiting a full 30 days for the HSR waiting period to expire for all transactions that have recently been notified or are soon-to-be notified under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR Act”). It is not clear how long this suspension of Early Terminations (...)

Craig Falls, James A. Fishkin, Beverly J. Ang, Jill Ross, Thomas J. Miller The US DoJ and FTC announce HSR rule changes that would increase burdens, especially for asset managers and private equity


Key Takeaways Proposed HSR rule changes would require an acquiring fund to aggregate its holdings with those of its broader fund family. This will substantially increase the number of transactions subject to HSR reporting requirements, especially for asset managers and private equity funds. (...)


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