The FTC Issues Amendments to HSR Rules and Notification Form
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On July 7, 2011, the FTC published on its website a notice of final rulemaking, setting forth substantial revisions and amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Premerger Notification Rules (the “Rules”) and the Premerger Notification and Report Form (the “Form”). The new Rules and Form will be effective in mid-August of this year, 30 days after official publication in the Federal Register, and must be used for all transactions notified on or after that date.