Hart-Scott-Rodino Act: FTC Announces Changes to the HSR Act Rules and Form

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - August 2, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced significant revisions to the Premerger Notification Form required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR form”) and the Rules governing the HSR form. These revisions will become effective on August 18, 2011. Although the revisions eliminate some of the information currently required by the HSR form, taken as a whole, these changes will add significantly to the time and expense of preparing an HSR form for many filing parties.