• FTC/DOJ Announce Significant Changes to HSR Premerger Notification Form
  • August 2, 2011 | Authors: Andrew J. Forman; Ngoc Pham Hulbig; Jonathan S. Kanter; Charles F. Rule
  • Law Firm: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Washington Office
  • On July 7, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced significant changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Premerger Notification Rules and the Premerger Notification and Report Form (“HSR Form”) that may substantially increase the burden placed on filing parties. The new HSR rules were published in the Federal Register on July 19, 2011, and will take effect on August 18, 2011. Any transactions notified to the agencies on or after that date must use the amended form.