Hart-scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act And Its Effect On Merger Activities

In the subject area of business regulation, the Clayton Act and the Sherman Act are the principle antitrust pieces of legislation. The Clayton act was amended to include a regulation regarding pre-merger notification. This provision can trigger a waiting period by which the parties seek approval for the merger.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How do companies know if they have to file a premerger?
What merger transactions are generally more scrutinized than others?
Should U.S. companies worry about the potential of foreign countries being brought under Section 4 of the Act?

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