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The US FTC publishes jurisdictional adjustments for premerger notification filings made pursuant to Section 7A of the Clayton Act and the revisions to the interlocking directorate thresholds pursuant to Section 8

On 2 February 2021 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the annual jurisdictional adjustments for premerger notification filings made pursuant to Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act), in the Federal Register. The new filing thresholds for HSR notification will become effective 30 days after publication on 4 March 2021. In addition, on 21 January 2021 the FTC’s revisions to the interlocking directorate thresholds pursuant to Section 8 of the Clayton Act became effective. Civil penalties for violations of the HSR Act, which are assessed per day for each violation, increased to US$43,792 effective 13 January 2021. HSR notification thresholds Under the HSR Act, certain acquisitions of

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Michele Harrington, Robert F. Baldwin, The US FTC publishes jurisdictional adjustments for premerger notification filings made pursuant to Section 7A of the Clayton Act and the revisions to the interlocking directorate thresholds pursuant to Section 8, 2 February 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 99741

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