Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:11 PM

Minimizing Antitrust Risk in Mergers and Acquisitions

Check out this white paper on antitrust risks in merger and acquisitions.  The paper discusses the importance of preliminary and careful consideration of antitrust issues and compliance with agency requirements, regardless of the size of an acquisition.  Premerger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act ("HSR Act") are important, but they are not the only antitrust consideration in M&A transactions.  The article, authored by Amanda Ames and Jason Hicks, summarizes the federal law applicable to mergers, describes the role and jurisdiction of the FTC and DOJ, explains the HSR premerger notification requirements and thresholds, offers considerations for non-reportable transactions, and discusses some of more interesting recent case studies.

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