The US FTC announces new jurisdictional thresholds for the HSR, which it adjusts annually based on changes in the gross national product

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced new jurisdictional thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) and Section 8 of the Clayton Act (“Corporate Interlock Statute”). The FTC is required to adjust the thresholds annually, based on changes in the gross national product. The new HSR thresholds will become effective February 28, 2018 (30 days after publication in the Federal Register). The revisions to the corporate interlock thresholds are effective as of January 29, 2018 (upon publication in the Federal Register). REVISED HSR THRESHOLDS Under the revised thresholds, unless covered by an exemption, HSR filings and waiting periods are required for transactions valued in excess of the $84.4 million size of transaction threshold

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  • Baker Botts (Washington)
  • Baker Botts (Washington)

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Paul Cuomo, Michael P. Bodosky, The US FTC announces new jurisdictional thresholds for the HSR, which it adjusts annually based on changes in the gross national product, 26 January 2018, e-Competitions January 2018, Art. N° 95040

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