The US FTC announces significant revisions to the reporting rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced significant revisions to the reporting rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR” Act), which will take effect on August 18, 2011. Importantly, the revisions do not alter the rules with regard to whether a particular transaction is HSR reportable or not, but rather change what information needs to be supplied to the federal antitrust enforcement agencies for transactions that are HSR reportable. The revisions are designed to provide the antitrust authorities with more meaningful information by which to assess the competitive implications of proposed transactions, and to help streamline the reporting process. While both of these goals are reflected in the changes, on balance the changes

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  • Paul Hastings (Washington)

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Hart Holden, The US FTC announces significant revisions to the reporting rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, 7 July 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2011, Art. N° 74735

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