What Every CFO Needs to Know About the Changes to the HSR Act Premerger Notification and Report Form

Recently Pepper Hamilton hosted a breakfast breakout session in conjunction with the CFO Alliance. The topic of the breakfast was “What Every CFO Needs to Know About the Changes to the HSR Act Premerger Notification and Report Form.”

In late 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding a number of long-anticipated changes to the HSR Act Premerger Notification and Report Form.

Some of these changes will require companies to provide new or additional information and documents that could prove to be burdensome and expensive. The new rules will also require companies to be more cautious when drafting internal documents, even those unrelated to transactions, as these documents will now be captured by some of the new HSR requirements. The final rules will likely take effect in Q3 or Q4 of 2011.

In this session Barbara Sicalides, a Pepper partner and incoming Chair of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section's Antitrust Committee, discussed this fast-changing environment and the important steps companies should take to prepare for the new requirements, minimize risks and maximize opportunities for efficiently navigating the premerger review process.

This podcast features Barbara’s presentation.

(Running Time: 1:38:39)

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