The US FTC requires parties to transactions exceeding certain thresholds to file premerger notification following the reform of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act

On February 2, 2021, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). The new size of transaction threshold is $92 million. The new HSR Act thresholds will go into effect on March 4, 2021 and will apply to all transactions closing on or after that date. The HSR Act requires parties to transactions exceeding certain thresholds to file premerger notification reports to the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (unless an exemption applies) and then

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  • Shearman & Sterling (Washington)
  • Shearman & Sterling (New York)
  • Shearman & Sterling (Washington)
  • Shearman & Sterling (New York)

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David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Benjamin Gris, Jonathan Cheng, The US FTC requires parties to transactions exceeding certain thresholds to file premerger notification following the reform of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, 2 February 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99187

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