The FTC’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) has announced that it has successfully launched the temporary e-filing platform for Hart-Scott-Rodino filings. Accordingly, the PNO has advised that the moratorium on grants of Early Termination of the HSR Waiting Period has been lifted. The PNO has advised, however, that Early Termination grants will be limited and will be issued more slowly than they were pre-COVID-19 shutdown. In addition, the FTC and DOJ standards for substantive merger reviews will not be relaxed. For execution timeline purposes, it would be prudent to factor in a full 30 day HSR Waiting Period in your calculations.