• FTC Announces New Lower Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds
  • January 28, 2010 | Authors: Brian R. Meiners; Jeffrey S. Spigel; Peter M. Todaro
  • Law Firm: King & Spalding LLP - Washington Office
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced the annual indexing of the jurisdictional thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) pre-merger notification statute. For the first time these thresholds, which are tied to changes in GNP, have declined. The new thresholds will apply to all transactions that close on or after the effective date of the notice. The notice will be published in the Federal Register shortly and will become effective 30 days after publication.