Department of Justice to Merging Parties: Altering 4(c) Documents May Land You in Jail* A senior executive of a Korean manufacturer of Automated Teller Machines recently agreed to serve a five-month prison sentence in the United States for tampering with business documents during the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) review of the proposed acquisition by his employer, Hyosung Corporation, of one of its US competitors.  The case is an important reminder of the significance of pre-existing documents in HSR merger review and sends a strong signal to the business community that the US antitrust agencies view unobstructed access to responsive party documents as a lynchpin of the integrity of the merger review process. Pre-existing business documents in US merger review. Pre-existing business
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