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27 Jan '20

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the latest annual revision to the thresholds governing premerger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”).

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27 Nov '19

Akin Gump partner Davina Garrod led a panel of antitrust experts on Mergers in the Digital Era at the Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels, on Monday, November 25, 2019, as part of the Annual International Bank of Commerce Advanced European Union Competition Law Conference. Davina, European Commission Directorate-General Competition official Balasz Horvath and Royal Business Bank partner Adrian Majumdar discussed:

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19 Feb '19

Akin Gump has issued a piece detailing the FTC’s annual revision to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) thresholds, announced on February 15, 2019.  This piece discusses the increase to the minimum transaction size test from $84.4 million to $90 million, as well as the size-of-person threshold and the HSR Act filing fee threshold.

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16 Jan '19

The new 116th Congress convened on Thursday, January 3, 2019 as the partial government shutdown, carrying over from the prior Congress, continued into the new year and has now outlasted previous shutdowns. Although the private sector is getting back to business this month, the shutdown has slowed—and in some cases halted—business with the government. Here are some practical considerations for private parties with proceedings in our federal courts and pending or contemplated capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory approvals that seek to do business with a range of federal regulatory bodies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal antitrust agencies, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA). Please contact any of the listed Akin Gump professionals if you have questions about the application of the shutdown to your specific situation.

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29 Jan '18

The Federal Trade Commission announced revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The revision includes an increase in minimum transaction size from $80.8 million to $84.4 million. The new size thresholds will apply to transactions consummated on or after the effective date, which is 30 days following publication of formal notice in the Federal Register.

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16 Jan '18

Akin Gump has issued an alert on administration and congressional activity since President Trump’s inauguration. The report highlights key regulatory and legislative developments across a range of policy areas. This document also previews the policy agenda for the coming year and concludes with a political update and analysis of the 2018 congressional elections.

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15 Sep '17

As part of the effort to rebrand the party and reconnect with working-class voters who were lost in the presidential election, congressional Democrats revealed a new populist policy agenda, titled “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future” (hereinafter, “A Better Deal”), on Monday, July 24. The agenda outlined by A Better Deal has three pillars: (1) creating jobs and raising wages and incomes, (2) lowering the costs of living and (3) building an economy that helps families conquer challenges of the 21st century. The agenda includes several sections that will be fleshed out further over the coming weeks. Those sections, including one titled “Crack Down on Corporate Monopolies and the Abuse of Economic and Political Power” that focused on increased antitrust enforcement, will often be accompanied by legislation.

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