Shearman & Sterling (New York)

Jonathan Cheng

Shearman & Sterling (New York)
Lawyer (Of Counsel)

Jonathan Cheng is counsel in the Antitrust practice. He specializes in the analysis of antitrust issues pertaining to mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, particularly in the context of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and international merger control laws. He has prepared complex filings for a broad range of clients including private equity funds and portfolio companies, life science companies, manufacturers, and retailers. Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan was a counsel in the antitrust group of a large U.S. based law firm. During law school, Jonathan served as an intern for the Northeast Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission, where he participated in multiple merger investigations. He also served as an intern for the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Antitrust Bureau, where he researched antitrust issues for investigations and litigation matters.

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673 Bulletin

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


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 (...)

Alexis Brown-Reilly, Jonathan Cheng, Vadim M. Brusser The US DoJ settles HSR Act violation case with record fine for inappropriately relying on the investment-only exemption and failing to comply with the premerger notification requirements (ValueAct / Halliburton / Baker Hughes)


Hedge Fund Settles HSR Act Violation, Setting Record $11 Million Fine* On July 12, 2016, two ValueAct funds and their common general partner (collectively, “ValueAct”) agreed to pay an $11 million penalty and adopt extensive compliance procedures to settle alleged violations of the (...)

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