WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) has announced the approval of final amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino
Premerger notification rules.
These rules allow HSR filings to be submitted via DVD. They also
streamline instructions to the Premerger notification form. The goal of the
amendments is to improve the HSR filing process – making it easier, more
efficient and less burdensome.
The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, enacted by
Congress in 1976, allows the government to challenge mergers that
could harm consumers. Under the act, companies must notify the FTC and
Department of Justice of impending mergers via an HSR form that contains
information about each company’s business.
HSR filings have always been submitted by paper form. The
DVD allowance will eliminate expensive and time-consuming printing and
duplication of electronically maintained documents.
The amendments also update the instructions for the HSR
The FTC voted 3-0 to vote to publish the amendments to the