Mergers and Acquisitions

Updates and speculation regarding the forthcoming merger between AT&T and Time Warner have dominated the recent news cycle. Many pundits and business professionals have debated whether a vertical merger of such magnitude will survive regulatory scrutiny. The transaction will be reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of

On July 19, 2011, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) issued a Final Rule Publication with respect to a number of revisions (the “Revisions”) to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules (“HSR”).  The Revisions became effective on August 18, 2011.

The FTC and the DOJ