January 25, 2012
Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Filing Thresholds Raised by the Federal Trade Commission
Summary: The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced its annual revision of the filing thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (“HSR Act”), which determine companies’ reporting obligations for mergers and acquisitions. The FTC has also announced revisions to thresholds relating to prohibitions on interlocking directorates under Section 8 of the Clayton Act. The revised thresholds will become effective in late February 2012.