The FTC has Proposed Significant Amendments to the HSR Form

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently published proposed amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) rules, form, and instructions. Some of the proposed amendments are designed to streamline the HSR form and make completion of an HSR filing less burdensome by eliminating requests for information that the agencies have not found useful in their antitrust review of reportable transactions. However, other proposed amendments are designed to capture information not currently requested in the HSR form which the FTC believes will help the U.S. antitrust agencies in their initial review of HSR reportable transactions, but which may increase the burden for certain filing parties. Comments to the proposed amendments are due to the FTC by 18 October 2010.

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