New HSR Merger Notification Rules Could Prove Costly

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued revised rules Thursday governing the type of information companies must submit to win antitrust clearance for transactions, requiring new materials that experts said would likely increase the burden for most filers significantly.

The antitrust agencies issued new rules for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act — which will take effect in 30 days — as well as a new streamlined version of the notification form that the agencies said was designed to ease the...
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