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HTMLU.S. DOJ Obtains Record Fine Against Activist Investor for Failing to Make HSR Premerger Filing
Michael H. (Mike) Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on July 2016
This week the Department of Justice obtained a record $11 million fine for an investor's failure to comply with the premerger notification and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. DOJ challenged hedge fund ValueAct's reliance on the "investment-only" exemption...

 

HTMLU.S. DOJ Requires HSR Filing by Activist Investors, Rejecting Claim of "Passive Investment"
James P. Dougherty, Lyle G. Ganske, Michael H. (Mike) Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Lizanne Thomas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit claiming that two ValueAct Capital funds violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by acquiring over $2.5 billion of voting securities in two oilfield services companies, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, without filing an HSR notification with the federal...

 

HTML2016 Merger Notification Thresholds Take Effect Today
Michael H. Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Pamela L. Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016
The 2016 adjustments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act thresholds take effect today, February 25, and will remain in effect through January 2017. The thresholds, used to determine when a transaction triggers premerger reporting requirements and to assess the application of certain...

 

HTMLCFIUS Annual Report: Investigations and Mitigation Agreements Return to Historic Rates Despite Growing Caseload
Chad O. Dorr, Laura L. Fraedrich, Chase David Kaniecki, Bevin M.B. Newman, D. Grayson Yeargin; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") periodically publishes the unclassified portion of its Annual Report to Congress, which, among other things, highlights key statistics regarding the types and number of transactions submitted to CFIUS for review. In the...

 

HTMLU.S. Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department Report on Merger Enforcement
Kathryn M. (Kathy) Fenton, Michael H. (Mike) Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Pamela L. (Pam) Taylor, Molly M. Wilkens; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 2015
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and Department of Justice ("DOJ") have released their annual Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Report, which details the agencies' merger review and enforcement for fiscal year 2014, which runs from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014....

 

HTMLCourt Affirms FTC's New HSR Rule on Pharmaceutical Patent License Transfers
Michael H. (Mike) Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Geoffrey D. (Geoff) Oliver, Michael (Mike) Sennett, Pamela L. (Pam) Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 2015
The D.C. Circuit has rejected a challenge by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ("PhRMA") to an FTC rule that makes the HSR Act reporting requirements cover pharmaceutical patent licenses that transfer "all commercially significant rights." The rule,...

 

HTMLRecent CFIUS Report Signals Longer Reviews, More Mitigation
Chad O. Dorr, Laura L. Fraedrich, Chase David Kaniecki, Lindsey Michelle Nelson, Bevin M.B. Newman; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2015
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' ("CFIUS") recent annual report to Congress signals that the CFIUS review process may become a longer pole in the tent for corporate transactions involving the acquisition of sensitive U.S. businesses by foreign persons. Not only...

 

HTMLAntitrust Alert: Supreme Court Requires State Supervision of Professional Boards to Secure Antitrust Immunity
Kenneth W. Field, Michael H. Knight, Hashim M. Mooppan, Bevin M.B. Newman, Toby G. Singer; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 2015
In an important decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that, where a state professional regulatory board is controlled by active market participants in the profession the board regulates, the board cannot claim "state action" antitrust immunity unless it is actively supervised by other...

 

HTMLU.S. Federal Trade Commission Increases Merger Notification and Interlocking Directorates Thresholds
Michael H. Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Pamela L. Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued the 2015 adjustments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act thresholds, which are used to determine when a transaction triggers premerger reporting requirements. The new HSR Act thresholds will take effect on February 20, 2015. The Commission...

 

HTMLAustralian Antitrust Enforcement Focuses on Healthcare & Life Sciences
Jason A. Beer, Stella Lee, Bevin M.B. Newman, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 2014
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has continued its focus on the healthcare and life sciences sectors this year, most recently commencing litigation against Little Company of Mary Health Care, operator of Calvary Health (Calvary), a major Australian healthcare provider.

 


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